Two time 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, 14 seasons and 9 consecutive Emmy nominations 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 including Season 16’s “Saint Honesty” and Season 15’s “It Takes A Lot To Know A Man.” Season 12 of So You Think You Can Dance premiered on June 1st with a newly created format that pinned 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. Wall took home Emmy’s for Outstanding Choreography for pieces he created for the show in 2015 and again in 2017.
Most recently, Travis’ choreography was seen in the Off Broadway production of “The Wrong Man” at the MCC Theatre and will soon be seen on FOX’s new reality show “Flirty Dancing” and the upcoming feature film “The Binge” starring Vince Vaughn. Travis produced and starred in Oxygen’s docu-reality series “All The Right Moves” based on Travis and his dance company Shaping Sound. After 3 hugely successful tours of Shaping Sound “Dance Reimagined” Travis wrote, directed, choreographed and starred in their newest production “After The Curtain” which sold out theaters and standing ovations after every performance in 67 cities!
Travis choreographed Carrie Underwood’s “Something in the Water” music video where he not only choreographed the moves, but also danced in the video. He also has set stage routines for touring artists Demi Lovato and Justin Bieber. 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, for which he received an Emmy nomination! He has choreographed on the 82nd Academy Awards and has choreographed for the Los Angeles City Ballet, Cincinnati Ballet, and New York City Ballet principal Tiler Peck! He has set routines for Olympic figure skating Medalist Adam Rippon and Evan Lysachek. 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” and Maddie Ziegler’s debut role on “Pretty Little Liars”.
He has been dancing since the age of 3, starting at his mother’s studio training in jazz, tap, Ballet, 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. His New York Theater choreography debut was the Off-Broadway production of “BARE: A Rock Musical” at New World Stages in New York City.