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Emmy Award-winning choreographer Travis Wall has long been known as a visual musician. In 2006, he was the runner-up in the search for America’s favorite dancer on FOX’s So You Think You Can Dance Season 2 and arguably one of the show’s most popular contestants. Now, 10 seasons later, Wall serves as a resident choreographer and guest judge for So You Think You Can Dance having created some of the most popular and memorable pieces in the history of the series. Season 12 of So You Think You Can Dance premiered on June 1stwith a newly created format that pins Wall head to head against fellow mentor, tWitch in a battle of Team Stage vs. Team Street. The results of Season 12 found Wall’s mentored dancer taking the win for Team Stage. Wall also took the stage during the season finale telecast for a steamy performance with celebrity dancer, Jenna Dewan-Tatum.
At the 2015 Creative Arts Emmys, Wall was up for his fifth nomination in the Outstanding Choreography category for 3 different pieces he created for the FOX hit series. Travis, along with fellow nominee group Derek Hough, Julianne Hough, and Tessandra Chavez co-won the category.
Wall produced and starred in Oxygen’s docu-reality series “All The Right Moves” based on Travis and his dance company Shaping Sound. After two hugely successful tours, Shaping Sound is back on the road domestically and internationally for their 3rd tour in the Fall of 2015.
Travis’ most recent collaboration can be seen on Carrie Underwood’s “Something in the Water” music video where he not only choreographed the moves, but also danced in the video.
Wall holds the distinction of being the only choreographer to be asked back three times to choreograph the prestigious Macy’s Stars of Dance segment on Dancing with the Stars. He was the assistant choreographer on the 82nd Academy Awards and has choreographed for the Los Angeles City Ballet Company. He choreographed at the 2010 MTV Video Music Awards where he worked with Florence and the Machine, Chelsea Handler, Eminem and Drake. Wall also choreographed for the 4th installment of the popular Step Up film series (Step Up: Revolution)
He has been dancing since the age of 3, starting at his mother’s studio training in jazz, lyrical, and contemporary. Wall got his first professional job at 9 where he became known as the “Dr. Pepper Boy” in a national commercial campaign. He made his Broadway debut in the 2001 revival of The Music Man, playing the roles of Eddie Mason, Barney Hix, and understudying the young male lead, Winthrop. He also performed with the American Dance Artists Company. His New York Theater choreography debut was the Off-Broadway production of “BARE: A Rock Musical” at New World Stages in New York City.
Wall currently resides in Los Angeles with his partner, Dom Palange.
So You Think You Can Dance | Maddie Ziegler & Travis Wall Duet20160830
J.T. & Robert's Contemporary DanceTravis Wall Choreography 20160726