Dance Specialty: Contemporary
Hometown: Virginia Beach, VA
Current Residence: Los Angeles, CA
Travis Michael Wall (born September 16, 1987 in Virginia Beach, Virginia) is an American dancer and instructor specializing in contemporary dance and hip-hop. He began dancing at the age of three, training at his mother's studio, Denise Wall's Dance Energy, and competing in a number of conventions. He danced his way to the top, finishing the competition as runner-up to Benji Schwimmer and joined the rest of the Top 20 on the SYTYCD tour. In 2007, his adoptive brother Danny Tidwell was also a runner-up of Season Three’s So You Think You Can Dance. He, too, had trained with their mother Denise Wall (who also trained Jaimie Goodwin, a season 3 contestant). He is openly gay.
After SYTYCD, Travis joined the show’s future seasons as guest choreographer, creating many of the contemporary dance routines performed by future seasons’ contestants. Travis then got the opportunity to dance on the October 16, 2007 Dancing with the Stars results show, in a piece choreographed by and starring Wade Robson. In 2007, Wall and Ivan Koumaev, a former SYTYCD Season contestant, made a dance video called Its About Time. Also, in February of that same year, Wall was featured in a fashion/dance spread in Movmt magazine (which Tidwell co-founded). While working at the magazine, Wall landed an interview with Whoopi Goldberg. Wall’s movie credits include the 2008 Disney movie, Bedtime Stories, starring Adam Sandler, alongside SYTYCD season 3 contestant Lacey Schwimmer. His television credits include appearing on shows such as The Rosie O’Donnell Show, The Tony Awards, The Today Show, and Access Hollywood. Additionally, Wall and other previous finalists of So You Think You Can Dance performed during the second annual “Idol Gives Back” charity event on April 9, 2008.
Currently, Wall performs regularly with American Dance Artists, in Delmarva, as well as for Evolution Dance Company in Los Angeles. He teaches students contemporary dance at NUVO, a dance convention that tours the nation. Most recently, Wall worked as an assistant choreographer for the 2010 Academy Awards and choreographed an ensemble featuring New York Ballet principal ballerina Tiler Peck, to a piece by Nuttin' But Stringz for ABC's Dancing with the Stars on April 13, 2010. Apart from dance, Travis has ventured out to create a clothing line with Ivan Koumaev called “Twenty-Two.”
|Season 2 Contestants|
Aleksandra Wojda · Allison Holker · Ashlee Nino · Ben Susak · Benji Schwimmer · Dmitry Chaplin · Donyelle Jones · Erin Ellis · Heidi Groskreutz · Ivan Koumaev · Jason Williams · Jaymz Tuaileva · Jessica Fernandez · Joy Spears · Martha Nichols · Musa Cooper · Natalie Fotopoulos · Ryan Rankine · Stanislav Savich · Travis Wall