Meet the talented and stylish Derek Hough. He is a professional ballroom dancer, actor, singer, and choreographer. White guy with grey eyes completed his professional education from Italia Conti Academy of Arts. He was born and raised in Salt Lake, Utah, United States. He was born with a passion in his heart. The dashing and handsome Hough always wanted to become a prominent personality of the American showbiz world. Soon after entering the world of fame, he built his identity as an actor, dancer, singer, and choreographer.
He was known for his jaw-dropping dance moves until 2007. He gained critical acclaim for his fantastic work on the world-famous dance contest series titled ‘Dancing with the Stars’. Amazingly, he won 6 dance seasons which is a record until today. Keeping in mind Derek’s exceptional choreography for the show, he was credited with two Primetime Emmy Awards. The talented guy has also performed on various stage shows including 2006’s Footloose Musical. The stage production took place at the Novello Theatre located in West End, London.
Hough garnered further acclaim through his stage performance at Radio City Music Hall, New York City, United States. He has been fully active with his professional responsibilities since his official debut in 2001. Derek is the beloved brother of American actress, singer, and dancer named ‘Julianne Alexandra Hough. She is also an established personality in the American entertainment industry. Derek appeared in several hit music videos and showed his spectacular dance skills. Hough has worked with many renowned music artists and actors throughout his professional career. Aside from dance, he also appeared in numerous television series and movies.
Who are Derek Hough's Parents?
Derek was born on May 17, 1985, to Bruce Hough and Marianne Hough. His father has been twice chairman of the Republican Party in Utah. He grew up with his four loving siblings in Sandy, Utah, USA. He is the only brother of four beautiful sisters named Julianne, Sharee, Katherine, and Marabeth. The entire family lived happily without any irreconcilable differences. The reason why Derek had an immense craze for dance was his grandparents. All of his grandparents were great dancers of their time. Parents of the lucky boy met during a ballroom dancing competition in Idaho.
The elegant guy is the 2nd cousin of famous musicians Ross Lynch, Rydel, Riker, and Rocky. Derek was just 12-year old when he had to face his parents’ separation. His divorcing parents decided to send him to London. Hough was sent to the United Kingdom to live and study there under the guidance of dance coaches Shirley Ballas and Corky. After some time, his sister named Julianne joined him in London and both started to live together. Derek made up his mind to stay in London for just one year. However, opposite to his intentions, Hough lived in London for a 10-year period. On the other hand, Julianne came back to the United States after completing five years in London.
In 2002, Derek won the WDSF World Latin Dance Championship. In 2003, he won the Blackpool U-21 Latin title alongside Aneta Piotrowska. Furthermore, he has earned the New York Dance Alliance and Los Angeles Outstanding Dancer of the Year awards. Hough’s appearance on the world-famous dance show ‘Dancing with the Stars’ proved to be a remarkable step for his professional career. In season four, he was appointed as a guest instructor alongside Apolo Anton Ohno and sister Julianne. He partnered with many celebrities during his dance competitions.
Dancing with the Stars
In 2007, he entered the reality dancing contest ‘Dancing with the Stars’. He was first selected to be a guest instructor during season four. Soon he proved his skills and became a professional instructor in the next season. In 2008, he appeared on the show with the famous model known as Brooke Burke. The pair performed outstandingly and won the mirror ball trophy and the season title. Other prominent celebrities that he paired with are Lil’ Kim, Jennie Garth, Jennifer Grey, Joanna Krupa, Shannon Elizabeth, Maria Menounos, Kellie Pickler, Amy Purdy, Nastia Liukin, Marilu Henner, Bindi Irwin, Amber Riley, Bethany Mota, and Nicole Scherzinger.
World of Dance
After establishing himself as one of the leading dance stars from the United States, he joined NBC’s dance contest ‘World of Dance’ as a senior judge alongside Ne-Yo, Jenna Dewan, and Jennifer Lopez. The show turned out to be pretty successful and broke all the previous records. It was the most-watched reality dance contest in 9 years. It was another wonderful achievement for Derek and the rest of the World of Dance crew. Seeing the overwhelming success of the first seasons, the producer went on for the 2nd and even 3rd season.
Who is Derek Hough Dating?
Derek is a stylish and charismatic celebrity. He has worked with many female celebrities throughout his professional career as a dancer, singer, choreographer, and actor. In 2000, he fell in love with the beautiful British singer and actress named ‘India De Beaufort’. The duo spent eight years of their life together and ended their relationship in 2008. After his separation from India, Hough started his love journey with actress and model Shannon Elizabeth. Hough is neither married nor engaged until today. There is no information available regarding his secret relationships.
How much is Derek Hough's Net Worth?
Derek has managed to collect a sound amount of money after showing his exceptional performances in numerous dance competitions, television shows, and movies. The major sources of his income include acting, choreography, and dancing. The talented American lad has an estimated net worth of US $3 Million. He has also shown his dance moves in more than a few hit music videos from different artists. The skillful artist has started to play different musical instruments such as piano, drums, and guitar. He is eager to become a full-fledged musician as well.