I think if everyone came out of the closet these days, the world would be so much better. I knew on the show, and we briefly touched on it while we were on tour.
Did you know he was gay when you were competing against each other? Many public figures stay closeted because they don’t want their sexuality to define their profession. I don’t think people think of me as “Travis Wall, that gay dancer.” It doesn’t define my work.
I love movies, because you get to show your point of view and get the shot that you want to get – and it’s a movie! Here I thought, “Oh, it’s a movie, we’ll have all time to choreographer this movie! I would love to create a visual show to Jason Mraz music. And if I ever got to work with Beyoncé — it’s a lifelong dream and I would probably freak out and shake my ass.
Wall was a natural—as well as a ham, too, he says—who put in the time to perfect his steps, and a childhood spent dancing in his mom’s studio, studying everything from contemporary to lyrical to jazz, led to a role in , which has young dancers performing all sorts of styles, ranging from ballroom to Bollywood, in the hopes of being named America’s favorite dancer.
They later brought him on board for season four but only to choreograph the pieces dancers have to perform at auditions for the show.
"So I stepped in and took care of Wade’s number for those two days, and Jeff [Thacker] saw how I was acting with the contestants and how responsible I was being with somebody else’s number," Wall says.
Soon after, Wall got called into action when choreographer Mia Michaels had to back out of an episode. He had to immediately tell the producer what song he wanted to use—Wall chose his favorite Jason Mraz tune "If It Kills Me"—and he was in the studio working with contestants Jason Glover and Jeanine Mason the next morning, constructing an emotional contemporary routine.
24 February 2014 By Kelly Bedard // TV Before we announce the winners of the 2013 My TV Awards, we’re proud to present our annual Nominee Interview Series.
On December 10, two of America’s favourite dancers got married at a vineyard owned by reality TV poohbah Nigel Lythgoe (the executive producer of the show that brought them together).Over ten years of, there have been very few performers who have captured the hearts of the viewers quite like Allison and t Witch, despite the fact that neither of them actually won their season.In season two, 18-year-old Allison Holker showed up with outrageous technique and soulful acting to raise the bar for contemporary dancers in the Top 20 while partnering an untrained hip hop dancer in the show’s first successful marriage of the two styles.phenom Travis Wall and premieres tomorrow, July 31, on Oxygen.Travis sat down with our intrepid reporter Chris Azzopardi for a one-on-one interview with the 24-year-old as he tries to launch his own dance company.He actually made me choreographer on this movie, and I haven’t even been an associate choreographer on a movie.