Wall dishes on his roommates, his first big movie and why gay dancers shouldn’t dance gay.
Dallas Voice: What’s it like living with these guys?
There are fourteen of us but lots of single moments. We start with a ballet class first to warm our bodies up. We wanted to improve ourselves as a company and our technique. A lot of our rehearsals are teching everyday where they are doing the lighting and stuff so there is a lot of sitting around. During meetings we talked about all these numbers we wanted to do. We had to dance to pop music and be very commercial.
To take that step to come out — and not only that, but speak about what his church says about it — I’m so proud of him, because it’s about time he did it, and I wanted him to do it for so long.
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.
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.
The eight-episode stint follows Wall and his bendy buddies — Teddy Forance, Kyle Robinson and fellow gayboy (and Season 1 winner) Nick Lazzarini — as they go through business challenges, power struggles and friendship drama.
When I have time to clean, I have to clean up everybody else’s mess. By the time I’m 31 I want to move into directing and producing and choreographing my own movies, productions, events and shows. If someone would’ve told me seven years ago, “You’re going to have your own TV show, your own dance company, choreographing all these movies and things,” I would’ve slapped them in the face and said, “Yeah, right.” But I did. It’s emotional and [viewers] want to see what people go through; they want to see people work through their problems and aggressions. It makes people feel good because a lot of people don’t know how to dance the way we dance, so they admire it.
There’s so much more room for me to grow in this industry, and I can’t wait to take those steps. With your new series, and ones like , dance reality shows are all the rage. With this [show], you see me 100 percent completely bare, and you see why I dance and why I choreograph, and you care about it more. It was my first time in front of a camera, and I realized then that I wanted to be in this industry. And I have really vivid dreams a lot of times and I live my dreams full out. I dream every night, so there’s a lot of images I take from my dreams. Do you think that’s the best way to come out if you’re a public figure? This is what’s so crazy: I never thought I was “in.” I never had press to talk about it. I guess when I got verbal about on it Twitter people were like, “Travis is out.” I’m like, “When was I ‘in’?
Wall: We’ve been living together for two years now and it’s been something else! We’d have a dance company regardless of whether we have a TV show or not.
We’re brothers from another mother, and we go through life together and support each other. What will surprise people about the dance world that you guys are living in during this show? How much of your relationship with Dom Palange will be part of the show?
He is best known for his 2006 appearance as a competitor on the second season of the television show So You Think You Can Dance, which airs on the Fox Network. In 2011, he was nominated for an Emmy for his work on the show's seventh season.