He was born in Montgomery, Alabama. He got his nickname, as a child, from popping and ticking, when he couldn't sit still.
In 2000, he graduated from Lee High School in Montgomery, Alabama. He went on to study Dance Performance at Southern Union State Community College in Wadley, Alabama and Chapman University.
In 2003, he was a semifinalist on MTV's The Wade Robson Project (2003). He was also a runner-up on the television talent competition, Star Search (2003).
He has choreographed for South Korean pop/R&B singer, Se7en.
In December 2009, he debuted on the comedy collective, TheKommune.com, in several sketch-series videos.
He has taught dance classes and held workshops all over the world.
In season 3 of So You Think You Can Dance (2005), tWitch was beat out by Hokuto 'Hok' Konishi and didn't make the top 20. He returned the following season and not only made it into the top 20, but was a runner-up in the Finals. He went on to tour with the top 10 finalists, where he performed, with Katee Shean, the Emmy-nominated piece, "Mercy", choreographed by Mia Michaels. In 2010, he was chosen as one of the 10 All-Star dancers for SYTYCD's season 7.
He is a comic book fan, especially the Superman comics. He named his dog, a Jack Russel mix, "Krypto". His clothing line, tWitch Boss Clothing, first only offering t-shirts online, had the "T" within the Superman symbol on one of the t-shirts.
He is a member of the dance troupes, "Breed OCLA" and "Chill Factor Crew".