The flexible use of the body is a skill that few mortals master. These mortals, in turn, have used this gifted/skill to build careers in various disciplines. Boxers, wrestlers, martial artists, stunt performers, and dancers, to name but a few. When we talk about dancers, they are a unique group of people who give expression to one of the greatest inventions of mankind, music. Allison Holker is one of these people, and she does it professionally. She started at the age of 9 and has been able to build a life out of it. Who is Allison Holker? Learn more about the American dancer below.
Allison Holker’s Bio
Minnesota born Allison Holker started dancing at the age of 9. Although she was born in Minnesota, she grew up most of her life in Orem, Utah. Currently, there is not much information about her family and there is no indication of whether Allison has any siblings or not.
As for her formal education, we know that she attended Timpanogos High School and graduated in 2006, but there is nothing about her attending college. However, what Allison may have missed informal education, she gained by starting professional dance classes at the age of nine. She was a student at the dance club in Orem, Utah. At the Dance Club, Holker immersed herself in the art of contemporary, tap, ballet, and jazz dance. Even before her high school graduation, she danced on the international stage, where she danced at the opening and closing ceremony of the 2002 Winter Olympics.
She also participated in the national competition Co DANCE in 2004 and the New York City Dance Alliance in 2005. She won both competitions and finished the New York City Dance Alliance as National Senior Outstanding Dancer.
When dancing in a competition, if they do not dance to the rhythm of the various beats, professional dancers must make their bodies available for other acts to physically express their music and thoughts. Allison Holker was the mouthpiece of Earth, Wind, and Fire, Demi Lovato.
She was also privileged to experience Disney’s High School Musical while the rest of us just watched it. She was a dancer in the first two movies of the Disney franchise. She danced in several commercials and in her first attempt she reached the top 8 in the second season of So You Think You Can Dance. Her placement earned her a spot on the show’s nationwide tour for this season.
Dancers don’t usually have a permanently fixed appearance; their resume is a journey of dancing wherever they are needed. She has performed in a show called Ballroom with a Twist and has worked with dance expert Louis Van Amstel. She appeared on American Idol in the special “Tried and True”. She also worked with Brian Friedman on X Factor USA.
In music videos in which dancers often find work (sometimes as video women), she participated in a music video by Christian Perri, ‘Jar of Hearts’. Holker has also influenced aspiring dancers with the knowledge and experience she has gained over the years by teaching dancers at various dance conventions and workshops.
Holker got her most stable and to date longest job in 2014, when she was signed as one of the 12 professional dancers who performed with prominent dancers at Dancing with the Stars. The contract came after she had performed in a dance routine with Stephen Boss in 2013.
Although the announcement initially met with controversy due to her lack of experience in the Latin Ballroom, she remained on the show for four seasons, from the 19th to the 23rd. She has a pretty decent Dancing with the Stars record. Her best result was second place in the 20th season and her worst was 11th in the 23rd. In the other seasons, she finished 9th and 7th.
Family, Husband, Daughter
As for her personal family, there is little or no information about her. However, her married family began with her husband, Stephen Boss, who is also a freelance dancer, actor, and entertainer, commonly known as Twitch. The couple married on December 10, 2013, in Paso Robles, California. Their family grew by one person on March 27, 2016, when they gave birth to their son Maddox Laurel.
Before the arrival of Maddox, Weslie Renae was part of her family. Weslie is the daughter of Allison Holker, who she had with her ex-fiance.
Affairs – Boyfriend
Allison’s relationship history is as mysterious as her family history. She was in a relationship with an unknown friend. The couple was briefly engaged for a time and had a daughter, Weslie Renae before it ended. The identity of the father and ex-fiancé is still publicly unknown.