Derek Hough
Name: Derek Hough
Born: May 17, 1985
Birth Hometown: Sandy, Utah
Occupation: Dancer, Choreographer
Years active: 2007-present
Known for: His dancing career
Derek Hough (born May 17, 1985) is an American dancer and choreographer. He is best known for being a pro on Dancing with the Stars. He is also the real life brother of fellow pro Julianne Hough.

Early lifeEdit

Hough grew up the fourth of five children in Sandy, Utah, a suburb of Salt Lake City. He has four sisters, Sharee, Marabeth, Katherine who are older and Julianne, who is younger. All four of Hough's grandparents were dancers, and his parents met while on a ballroom dancing team in college, in Idaho.

When Hough was 12 years old, his parents sent him to London to live and study with dance coaches, Corky and Shirley Ballas. Hough's sister Julianne joined him in London several months later. Originally intending to stay for a year, Hough remained in London for ten years. (Julianne returned after five years.) The Ballases helped tutor the two Hough children alongside their own son, Mark Ballas, schooling them at the Italia Conti Academy of Theatre Arts. They received training in song, theater, gymnastics and many forms of dance, including jazz, ballet and tap. The three children formed their own pop music trio 2B1G ("2 Boys, 1 Girl") and performed at dance competitions in the UK and the U.S., and showcased UK television show.


He attended and subsequently taught at the Italia Conti Academy of Theatre Arts.

Before this, Hough's theatre work included playing the lead in Jesus Christ Superstar at the Millfield Theatre, and dancing in the company in Chitty Chitty Bang Bang at the London Palladium.

Hough is a former IDSF World Youth Latin Champion (2002) for Poland with Aneta Piotrowska. He has won the LA Outstanding Dancer of the Year and the New York Dance Alliance Outstanding Dance awards.

Hough is one of Bruno Tonioli's panelists on BBC One's DanceX, the first episode of which aired on July 14, 2007. Hough choreographed and performed in Cheryl Cole's Parachute music video, after being introduced to her by Tonioli.

In 2013, Hough hosted a special on ABC called Family Dance Off.

Today, he is one of the judges for NBC's World of Dance.


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