Derek Hough

Derek Hough



Derek Hough (/ˈhʌf/; born May 17, 1985)[1] is an American professional Latin and ballroom dancer, choreographer, actor and singer.[2][3]

Since September 2007, Hough has become known for his work on the ABC dance-competition series, Dancing with the Stars, on which he has won a record six seasons. With a total of eight nominations, he has won two Primetime Emmy Awards for Outstanding Choreography for several routines that he choreographed for the show. Hough has also starred in various stage productions, including the 2006 original production of Footloose: The Musical at the Novello Theatre in London's West End, as well as the 2015 New York Spring Spectacular at Radio City Music Hall in New York City. In 2013, he starred in Make Your Move, a Romeo and Juliet-inspired South Korean-American independent dance film. As of 2014, he has held a recurring acting role on ABC's musical-drama, Nashville.

On December 7, 2016, Hough played the role of Corny Collins in NBC's live musical TV-production, Hairspray Live![4] He is set to star as Don Lockwood in the upcoming Broadway production of Singin' in the Rain.[5]

In May 2017, Hough joined the judges table in NBC's new dance competition series World of Dance.[6] He will continue his role as a judge for the second season.



Make Your Move
Make Your Move (formerly called Cobu 3D, also known as Make Your Move 3D), is a Romeo and Juliet-inspired 2013 South Korean-American independent dance film starring K-pop singer BoA and ballroom dancer Derek Hough.
Kairos is a song by musical artist Derek Hough, released on October 3, 2016.
Hairspray LIVE! Original Soundtrack of the NBC Television Event
Hairspray LIVE! Original Soundtrack of the NBC Television Event is an album by Original Television Cast of Hairspray LIVE!, released on December 2, 2016.
Romeo and Juliet
Romeo and Juliet is a tragedy written by William Shakespeare early in his career about two young star-crossed lovers whose deaths ultimately reconcile their feuding families.

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Benefit Concert planned to aid Puerto Rico
  –  October 13, 2017
Derek Hough, Vanessa Hudgens, Jose Iglesias, John Leguizamo, Heidi Klum, Vincent Laresca, Gabriel Mann, Esai Morales, Andrea Martin, Mark McKinney, Debra Messing, Motiff, Nas, Tyler Perry, Nicole Richie, Gina Rodriguez, Ruby Rose, Zoe Saldana, Aníbal ...
Derek Hough & Goldie Hawn Help Launch Just Dance Studio
  –  October 13, 2017
Derek Hough and Goldie Hawn pose for a photo with celebrity dancer trainer Julz Tocker at the opening of his Just Dance studio on Wednesday (October 11) in Los Angeles. Julz, a former Dancing With the Stars alum, opened the studio to teach social dance to ...
‘Dancing with the Stars’: Julianne Hough Reveals Her Favorite Couple of Season 25
  –  October 12, 2017
After marrying NHL player Brooks Laich in July 2017, Hough is looking forward to planning some other weddings –particularly her brother Derek Hough’s nuptials. “That was the only thing about the wedding … it was amazing, but now I don’t get to ...
Who Is Hayley Erbert? What You Need to Know About Derek Hough’s Gorgeous Girlfriend!
  –  October 12, 2017
While the couple — who have been dating since 2016 — were considerably quiet about their romance it its early stages, Hayley finally clued fans in back in May when she shared a throwback pic of herself and Derek performing together on stage. “Can't ...
Still a blonde bombshell! Goldie Hawn, 71, looks flawless in open-shoulder silky black shirt as she lights up JustDance studio opening in LA
  –  October 12, 2017
Also there was Derek Hough of Dancing With The Stars fame. The Butterflies Are Free actress had on a black silk top that came above her knees and added black leggings as well as over-the-knee suede boots in a dark grey. The star carried a clutch purse and ...
Derek Hough Posts Sweet Message For Girlfriend Hayley Erbert On Her Birthday
  –  October 12, 2017
Derek Hough recently paid tribute to his girlfriend, Hayley Erbert, on her 23 rd birthday. On his Instagram account, the “World of Dance” judge uploaded a photo of the two of them kissing. Hough kept his caption short and sweet by greeting Erbert and ...
Derek Hough Celebrates Girlfriend Hayley Erbert's Birthday with Loving (& Kissy!) Tribute
  –  October 12, 2017
Derek Hough is celebrating the woman that he loves. In honor of girlfriend Hayley Erbert‘s 23rd birthday on Wednesday, the Dancing with the Stars alum posted a loving photo to Instagram of the couple sharing a kiss. “Happy Birthday to my beautiful @ ...
Derek Hough Shares Sweet Message For Girlfriend Hayley Erbert's Birthday
  –  October 11, 2017
Derek Hough is celebrating girlfriend Hayley Erbert‘s birthday in the most simple and sweetest way. The pro dancer shared a sweet pic of the two on his Instagram from sister Julianne‘s recent wedding over the summer. “Happy Birthday to my beautiful @ ...
Jennifer Lopez, Marc Anthony and More to Appear in Telethon for Disaster Relief on NBC, Univision and Telemundo
  –  October 11, 2017
Derek Hough, Vanessa Hudgens, Jose Iglesias, John Leguizamo, Kim Kardashian, Heidi Klum, Vincent Laresca, Gabriel Mann, Esai Morales, Andrea Martin, Mark McKinney, Debra Messing, Motiff, Nas, Tyler Perry, Nicole Richie, Gina Rodriguez, Ruby Rose ...
‘One Voice: Somos Live!’: Jennifer Lopez & Marc Anthony Headline Disaster Relief Telethon On NBC, Telemundo, Univision
  –  October 11, 2017
Blige and more. Among the stars slated to appear are Christina Aguilera, Gina Rodriguez, Ryan Seacrest, Selena Gomez, Tyler Perry, Jimmy Smits, Sean Combs, Seth Green, Derek Hough, Heidi Klum, Jose Iglesias, John Leguizamo and many others. Under the banner ...
Did You Know Mormons Dominate Competitive Dancing?
  –  October 9, 2017
Mormons dominate the dancing scene. From big names like Julianne and Derek Hough of Dancing with the Stars to less popular collegiate DanceSport, Mormons disproportionately dominate dancing leaderboards. It’s a common misconception Mormons don’t dance.
Marc Anthony & Several Celebrities Come Together for Puerto Rico Benefit
  –  October 7, 2017
Selena Gomez, Ricky Martin, Demi Lovato, Adam Levine, Jamie Foxx, Jessica Alba, Sofia Vergara, Channing Tatum, Jenna Dewan Tatum, Gina Rodriguez, Derek Hough, Paris Jackson, Kim Kardashian and many more will be appearing on the broadcast and showing ...
Julianne Hough Talks Brother Derek Hough & Husband Brooks Laich's Adorable Bromance
  –  October 7, 2017
Actress, dancer and Fitbit ambassador Julianne Hough chats with about enjoying the bond between her brother, Derek Hough, and new husband, Brooks Laich – and what about that epic Emmys photobomb? Plus, Julianne touches upon what sets ...
Which 'Dancing with the Stars' Pro Is Most Overdue for a Mirror Ball Win?
  –  October 6, 2017
Then there's Derek Hough, a pro who has hogged all of the spotlight with a stunning six Mirror Balls. But others aren't so lucky. Some beloved, long-time pros have never won the Mirror Ball, or haven't enjoyed the sweet taste of winning in a very ...
Discovering Indiana’s Best Kept Secrets With Dancing Sensation Derek Hough
  –  October 6, 2017
People often think the most beautiful places in the world are somewhere far away. Exotic locales teeming with venomous beasts. It’s not always so. In reality, some of the coolest places you’ll ever find are the hidden gems in your backyard. It’s a ...
Beyonce Dancers ‘Les Twins’ Not Aging Well?
  –  October 5, 2017
The twins from France were deemed the world’s best dancers by judges Jennifer Lopez, Derek Hough, and Ne-Yo thanks to their creativity and choreography. The only thing that won’t age well is MediaTakeOut’s completely wrong report.
Scrubbing your pearly whites with charcoal: Is it safe?
  –  October 5, 2017
The competition ends with Nicole Scherzinger and Derek Hough taking home the mirror ball trophy on the 10th season of "Dancing with the Stars". From perky beauty bloggers on your Facebook feed to cold-pressed juice cleanses, activated charcoal seems to be ...
Kesha Gushes About 'F***ing Sweetheart' Taylor Swift In New Interview
  –  October 5, 2017
I've always wondered what it would be like to spend an entire day with someone like Derek Hough, the actor, choreographer and singer who became famous for his time as a professional dancer on ABC’s Dancing With the Stars. I’ve interviewed him countless ...
A Day in the Park With Derek Hough: His Fears, Passions and the Pressure to Get Engaged (Exclusive)
  –  October 4, 2017
Copyright (c) 2016 CBS Studios Inc. All Rights Reserved. I've always wondered what it would be like to spend an entire day with someone like Derek Hough, the actor, choreographer and singer who became famous for his time as a professional dancer on ABC’s ...
Julianne Hough Talks Leaving 'DWTS', Reveals Who She's Rooting For This Season! (Exclusive)
  –  October 4, 2017
"He's phenomenal! He's so great," Hough praised, adding, "It's a really strong cast. It's really fun to watch." WATCH: Derek Hough Explains Sister Julianne's Decision to Leave 'DWTS' While Hough has stepped away from her role on the show, she says she ...
Prince Harry, Celebrities Honor Invictus Athletes at Closing Ceremony
  –  October 2, 2017
Please help us find them. It’s going to be game on down under. I’ll see you in Australia.” Robert Irvine, celebrity chef; Derek Hough, professional choreographer, dancer, actor and singer; and Noah Galloway, motivational speaker and extreme sports ...
Celebrities react to Las Vegas mass shooting
  –  October 2, 2017
I’m heartbroken and in disbelief. Billy Eichner: Too much to comprehend. These poor people. This poor country. Derek Hough: My heart hurts. In a time of chaos and evil we must love one another even more. #LasVegas Former star of Las Vegas Josh Duhamel ...
Derek Hough praises Prince Harry and athletes after Invictus celebrity rugby game
  –  September 29, 2017
And while his team was defeated, the 32-year-old was too busy praising the incredible Invictus athletes to be too disappointed. "It's phenomenal what they do." he told HELLO! adding that as a competitive dancer he understands why sport is a crucial tool in ...
Oklahoma ventriloquist Darci Lynne Farmer breaks 'America's Got Talent' records, earns 306 million views on social media
  –  September 22, 2017
This season of “America’s Got Talent” concluded Wednesday at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood with a star-studded live finale featuring performances by the 10 finalists along with Kelly Clarkson, Shania Twain, Derek Hough, James Arthur, Kevin Nealon ...
Watch ‘America’s Got Talent’ Puppet Duel With Darci Lynne, Season 2 Winner Terry Fator (Video)
  –  September 21, 2017
Also Read: 'America's Got Talent' Season 12 Finale Crowns a Winner The stars participating in the finale included Kelly Clarkson, Shania Twain, Derek Hough, James Arthur, Kevin Nealon, Jeff Dunham and Season 2 champ Terry Fator. This season’s judges were ...
Creative Arts Emmys 2017: 10 exclusive red carpet interviews with Mandy Moore, Travis Wall, Derek Hough and more
  –  September 10, 2017
Samantha Bee, nominee in seven variety series and variety special categories for “Full Frontal.” Eventual winner on Saturday for Best Variety Special Writing of “Not the White House Correspondents Dinner.” Rachel Bloom, nominee for Best Music and ...

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