Oh boy, do I have a great "happy Friday" present for you guys:
After making a bunch of cameos on "The Ellen DeGeneres Show"—most memorably as a dance coach for Sophia Grace and Rosie—the delightful and talented tWitch appeared as an official guest earlier this week.
You know how there are some people out there who seem too good to be true? Who are just impossibly nice and awesome, to the point where you feel like it has to be an act, but it becomes apparent that it's not, and that they're amazing freaks of nature? And you want to hate them but instead you end up falling head over heels for them because COME ON? Yeah, tWitch is one of those people.*
He reads self-help books! He calls Ellen "Shaky G," because they're real-life friends! He describes himself as "extremely domesticated"! He was on his high school dance team! He builds forts with girlfriend Allison Holker's daughter Weslie! It's like all the world's women got together to create the perfect man, and the result was tWitch.
Anyway, enjoy the clip. Oh, and later on in the show—after Ellen dedicated one of the "dance aisle" seats in the audience to him (of course she did)—he danced. There was Roger Rabbit-ing involved. So we have that for you, too. You're welcome.
*(So, by the way, is the lovely Cat Deeley. "So You Think" knows how to pick 'em.)
(From left) Darriel Johnakin, Diego Pasillas, and Emma Sutherland (all photos by Erin Baiano)
Dance Spirit's 2019 Cover Model Search finalists: Darriel Johnakin, Diego Pasillas, and Emma Sutherland! One of them will win a spot on Dance Spirit's Fall 2019 cover. Learn more about the dancers on their profile pages, and then vote for your favorite below. You can vote once a day now through July 15.
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Isabella Boylston in "The Bright Stream" (Rosalie O'Connor, courtesy American Ballet Theatre)
Beloved by ballet fans for her lucid technique and onstage effervescence, by her Instagram followers for the deftly curated photos and videos she shares of her glamorous life, and by fangirl Jennifer Garner for all of the above, American Ballet Theatre principal Isabella Boylston is one of the rare ballet stars who's achieved mainstream fame. A native of Sun Valley, ID, Boylston trained at the Academy of Colorado Ballet and the Harid Conservatory before joining the ABT Studio Company in 2005. She entered the main company as an apprentice in 2006, and attained principal status in 2014. In addition to her successes with ABT, where she dances nearly every major ballerina role, Boylston has served as artistic director of the annual Ballet Sun Valley Festival, which brings high-level performances and classes to her hometown. And speaking of famous Jennifers: Boylston recently appeared as Jennifer Lawrence's dance double in the film Red Sparrow. Catch her onstage with ABT as Manon, Odette/Odile, and Princess Aurora during the company's Metropolitan Opera House season this summer in NYC. —Margaret Fuhrer