So You Think You Can Dance alums Stephen “tWitch” Boss and Travis Wall are coming back for Season 12 as mentors to the Top 20 finalists. They’ll join new judges Paula Abdul and Jason Derulo, alongside returning judge Nigel Lythgoe and host Cat Deeley. Beginning in the Las Vegas callbacks round, the dancers will be divided into the best street and best stage dancers. Wall will mentor the stage dancers and Boss will mentor the street dancers. SYTYCD premieres Monday June 1, on Fox.
In addition, SYTYCD All-Stars Boss, Wall, Jasmine Harper, Marko Germar, Robert Roldan, Kathryn McCormick, Dominic “D-Trix” Sandoval, Phillip Chbeeb, Comfort Fedoke and Fik-Shun will join Honorary All-Star First Lady Michelle Obama to teach and perform the “#gimmefive” dance at the White House Easter Egg Roll on Monday, April 6. The “#gimmefive” theme of this year’s White House Easter Egg Roll celebrates the fifth anniversary of Mrs. Obama’s Let’s Move! initiative.
Boss, repped by Paradigm and A Team Entertainment, was runner up in Season 4 after just missing the Top 20 in Season 3. He also stars in Step Up and Stomp The Yard and currently can be seen as a guest D.J. on Ellen. Later this summer, he will be seen in Magic Mike XXL, the anticipated sequel to Magic Mike. Wall most recently choreographed and danced on Carrie Underwood’s music video “Something In The Water”. He choreographed the Macy’s Stars of Dance Segment on Dancing With The Stars an unprecedented three times. He also was the assistant choreographer on the 82nd Academy Awards, he choreographed for the Los Angeles City Ballet Company and he choreographed parts of the 2010 MTV Video Music Awards,
So You Think You Can Dance was created by Simon Fuller and Nigel Lythgoe and is from 19 Entertainment, a division of CORE Media Group, and dick clark productions. The series is executive-produced by Fuller; Lythgoe; Allen Shapiro, CEO of dick clark productions; Barry Adelman, Executive Vice President of dick clark productions; James Breen; and Jeff Thacker.