Allison Renae Holker Boss (born February 6, 1988) is an American dancer. Holker has worked in film, television, and concert tours. She is known from her appearances on the television dance competition So You Think You Can Dance, where she was a contestant in season 2 and an all-star in seasons 7–11 and 14.
Before all, you need to know who you are, what you believe in, and what you stand for. Be how you want to be received.
Dance brings out the best in me and makes me feel infinite. It helps me relax and express myself, and it clears my head. Plus, dance keeps me fit!
I have a mantra of my own that has helped me through the most chaotic of times. I remind myself that: I am the best, I have the best, and I deserve the best.
I happen to be a very passionate person, so when I first feel emotional pain, I take it very hard. I'll more than likely have a mild breakdown for a few moments, but I allow myself to feel these emotions, release them, and learn to use that hurt as my strength for change. I believe that you can take all experiences and use them as knowledge and fuel to be a better person.
Dance is a way of connecting and finding a moment with someone. It really is something special and unique that you don't find in any other physical activity, you know? Because it's you with another person, and you guys dive in together with these characters. So dance, to me, has been really special to create amazing bonds with people.
Dance keeps me fit! It's been a huge benefit in my life and it will forever be a part of me.
Be how you want to be received.
Dance to me is my home. I say dance is my home, because in a home, you want love, creativity, respect, all these things, and to me that's everything that encompasses dance. So I feel at my best when I'm dancing. It helps me to be strong and to release so many of my emotions and be in tune with myself.
With a clear mind that is reinforcing positivity back into myself and my craft, I am able to focus my energy on the task at hand and enjoy my experiences and day.
I believe you can take all experiences and use them as knowledge and fuel to be a better person.
I remember that through all chaos or problems, there is a solution. So I separate myself for just a moment, whether that means zoning everyone out or taking a little walk to get some fresh air. I take this time to clear my head, breathe and reassess the problem and how I'm feeling.
Acting. Whenever I am playing a character, I use my real life experiences, which puts me on the line of reliving some of those good and bad times. Acting requires risk, and that's what feeling vulnerable is.
Honestly, when you have a child your life changes so much. Like, the last three mornings, I haven't even had time to shower. That seems like it should be the easiest thing to do, but sometimes it's the hardest.
I love to challenge myself and try new things and push myself in new directions. Sometimes it's the most nerve-wracking thing because you don't really know what you're doing because you're new to it. But then you always learn the most those ways.
I really am a person that tries to take care of everyone before I take care of myself, so it's actually a new thing in my life that I'm really trying to take time for myself. I'm finding that it's helping so much to be a better person individually, but also a better wife and mother.
"Listen." There's so much to be heard.
Through all hardships there is a lesson to be learned.
Our family love is so special, and I truly believe it is due to our work and dedication to communication and patience.
Acting requires risk, and that's what feeling vulnerable is.
I'm growing as an actor and performer every week.
Even on the most tiresome of days, I need to give my daughter and husband one hundred percent of my energy. They deserve that love, and in the end, it only fuels my energy.
I remind myself: I am the best. I have the best. And I deserve the best. This is one of my personal mantras that I tell myself every morning before auditions, character work, and performances.
My most recent project has been acting and dancing on VH1's TV series Hit the Floor. On the show, we perform at least one dance number an episode. They are all different themes and different dance styles and keep us literally on our toes. The show is exuberant, exciting, and full of scandal. Tune in and I know you'll get addicted.
The importance of patience and communication. Having a child and husband, working crazy and unpredictable times for shows, and traveling to teach dance around America can make life a bit stressful. I have had to learn to communicate with everyone attached to my life no matter what the circumstance.