tWitch and his crew 'Step Up' in 3TV's newsroom

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by Lisa Fuller and Catherine Holland

GMAZ interview by Javier Soto

Posted on July 9, 2012 at 11:30 AM

Updated Friday, Jul 6 at 1:35 PM

PHOENIX -- You might recognize Stephen "tWitch" Boss as season four runner-up on the Fox hit "So You Think You Can Dance." tWitch doesn't just think he can dance. He knows it. And so does everybody who has seen him do his thing.

After his stint on SYTYCD, tWitch went on to do "Hairspray" (2007),  "Step up 3D" (2010) and "Stomp the Yard 2: Homecoming" (2010).

This month, tWitch is back on the big screen in "Step Up Revolution," reprising his role as Jason.

"So You Think You Can Dance"

tWitch first caught the attention of the SYTYCD judges when he auditioned for season three. He made it through Vegas Week, but just missed a spot in the Top 20. The judge went with Hok Konishi instead.

Determined to make it on the show, he returned for season four, won a coveted spot in the Top 20, and quickly became a fan favorite. The judges loved him, too. tWitch performed fabulously week after week, surviving every elimination and going all the way to the finale.

At the end of the season, he went on to tour with the top 10 finalists, where he performed the Emmy-nominated Mia Michaels piece "Mercy" with Katee Shean.

In 2010, tWitch returned to the SYTYCD stage as one of the 10 All-Star dancers who performed with season seven's competitors.

Completely new "Step Up" story

"That last two Step Ups were really battle based -- my crew against your crew," tWitch explained. "This completely takes that out. This is all about performance art. It's really about big dance pieces."

"Step Up Revolution" takes place in Miami where Emily, played by Katheryn McCormick, arrives with aspirations of becoming a professional dancer. She  soon falls in love with Sean, played by Ryan Guzman, a young man who leads a dance crew called "The Mob" in elaborate, cutting-edge flash mobs.

When a wealthy business man threatens to develop The Mob's historic neighborhood and displace thousands of people, Emily must band together with Sean and The Mob to turn their performance art into protest art, and risk losing their dreams to fight for a greater cause.

Choreographed by Chuck Maldonado, "Step Up: Revolution" opens July 27.  It's rated PG-13.

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