Derek Hough

Dancer Derek Hough

Derek Hough is an American dancer, choreographer, musician and actor. A world champion in Latin American Dance, Hough has appeared since September 2007 on the hit U.S. television series Dancing with the Stars, where he is currently the only three-time champion, one-time finalist, three-time semi-finalist, and a quarter-finalist. Hough has earned three Creative Arts Primetime Emmy nominations for Outstanding Choreography (2009 and 2010) for his work on the show.
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17 May 1985
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Why Isn't Derek Hough On 'Dancing With The Stars' Season 25? He's Kind Of Busy Right Now - Bustle
Google News - 6 months
Bustle Why Isn't Derek Hough On 'Dancing With The Stars' Season 25? He's Kind Of Busy Right Now Bustle A Dancing With The Stars season completely devoid of Houghs? Say it isn't so. People recently reported that Julianne Hough would not be returning to the judging table but, why isn't Derek Hough on Dancing With The Stars Season 25? Well, the fact is ... 'DWTS' Pro Sharna Burgess: Derek Fisher and I Have 'Both Tumbled to the Floor'Us Weekly Nick Lachey & Wife Vanessa, 'Dancing With the Stars': 5 Fast Facts You Need to EXCLUSIVE: Derek Fisher Teases NBA-Themed 'DWTS' Salsa With Sharna Burgess -- Will Kobe Bryant Be There?Entertainment Tonight ABC News -Hollywood Life -Gossip Cop all 106 news articles »
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The week ahead in L.A. dance, June 11-18: Eifman Ballet's 'Red Giselle' and more
LATimes - 9 months
Julianne & Derek Hough: Move Beyond Live on Tour The siblings and former “Dancing With the Stars” pros perform. Microsoft Theater, 777 Chick Hearn Court, L.A. Sun., 8 p.m. $35-$129. (888) 929-7849. Tchaikovsky in Ballet Selections from “Swan Lake,” “Sleeping Beauty” and more, plus a dance from...
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J.Lo Almost Lost It After This Colombian Girl's 'World Of Dance' Performance
Huffington Post - 10 months
Jennifer Lopez was nearly moved to tears after watching an 11-year-old Latina’s performance during the premiere of “World of Dance” on Tuesday. Diana Pombo was vying for a chance to compete in NBC’s new dance competition show, produced by Lopez. The young girl from Miami gave an emotional and impressive performance to Sia’s “Bird Set Free” that seemed to take Lopez by surprise.  Nearly as soon as Diana finished dancing, Lopez asked her about her background. The preteen responded that her parents are from Colombia. “Yes, you’ve got that Latin fire,” the Nuyorican judge said. “I can see it in you.” “When you took your foot and looked at me backwards and wiped your forehead with your foot and looked like your face was going to cry, I ...” Lopez continued, trying to piece together her thoughts. “No, it wasn’t just all the flexibility you had. It wasn’t all the strength you had. It was the passion that you put into every move.” Fellow judges N...
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Go Around the Globe with Derek Hough and 'World of Dance'
Yahoo News - 11 months
Derek Hough is a six-time winner of "Dancing with the Stars." Now he’s taking over the judge’s chair on his new show, "World of Dance" – and he’s here to tell The Doctors all about it. “We always talk on the show about dance being good for your health, and clearly you’re in good shape,” ER Physician Dr. Travis Stork greets Derek, “But now you’re judging?” Derek explains that "World of Dance" is “a big competition show for dancers all around the world, all different styles.” Viewers will see groups, soloists, duets – and the prize is a cool million dollars.
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Derek Hough kicks off his 'MOVE-BEYOND' tour
Fox News - 12 months
'World Dance' judge talks about the tour
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Derek Hough leaving 'Dancing with the Stars' for Jennifer Lopez's new dance show
Fox News - over 1 year
Derek Hough is leaving Dancing With the Stars, because when Jennifer Lopez requests your presence, you don't say no.
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Cheryl Burke Reveals Ryan Lochte Suffered Ankle Injury When Protester Was Tackled on Dancing with the Stars - People Magazine
Google News - over 1 year
People Magazine Cheryl Burke Reveals Ryan Lochte Suffered Ankle Injury When Protester Was Tackled on Dancing with the Stars People Magazine Dancing with the Stars' Cheryl Burke has returned to the reality dance competition she first joined in 2006, and she's blogging about season 23 exclusively for PEOPLE. Follow Burke and her partner Ryan Lochte, both 32, on Twitter! Following an incident ... Cheryl Burke Releases Statement Following Ryan Lochte Ambush on Dancing With the StarsE! Online 'Dancing With the Stars' Cast Reacts to Ryan Lochte Protest: Derek Hough, Maksim Chmerkovskiy and MoreUs Weekly 'Dancing With the Stars' Re-Evaluating Security Following Ryan Lochte IncidentHollywood Reporter USA TODAY -ESPN -The Hollywood Gossip all 1,093 news articles »
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Derek Hough Speaks Out About the Ryan Lochte 'DWTS' Protest
ABC News - over 1 year
“This is our home. Don’t bring that into our house," Derek Hough said.
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'DWTS' partners Derek Hough and Marilu Henner look like early favorites
Fox News - over 1 year
He's a six-time mirror ball winner while she's a five-time Emmy nominee, and together they are the ones to beat.....
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How Derek Hough of 'Dancing With the Stars' plans to get the world moving
LATimes - over 1 year
He is a dancer-choreographer recognized the world over: Derek Hough, 31, has won a record six trophies on “Dancing With the Stars,” and two Emmys for choreography. But when he’s not dancing with the stars or  making appearances on “Nashville,” you might see him around town leading flash workouts...
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How Julianne Hough Is Taking Control Of Her Career
Huffington Post - almost 2 years
In 2007, an 18-year-old Julianne Hough became the youngest professional dancer to ever compete on "Dancing with the Stars." From then on, she was a household name.  Hough starred on five seasons of the dance competition show while branching out to start a career in country music. She released her self-titled debut album in May 2008, ended up winning the Top New Artist and Top New Female Vocalist honors at the Academy of Country Music Awards and landed herself high up on the Billboard 200 chart. But as she geared up to to release her sophomore album in 2010, Hough decided to shift her focus to acting.  In the midst of a high-profile romance with Ryan Seacrest, Hough began to explore film roles, with movie-musicals appearing to be her forte. She booked a part in "Burlesque" alongside Christina Aguilera and Cher and starred as the leading lady in both "Footloose" and "Rock of Ages." But it was the Nicholas Sparks' flick "Safe Haven," co-starring Josh Duhamel, that allowed her the...
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7 Celebrity Face Swaps That'll Definitely Give You Nightmares
Huffington Post - almost 2 years
A hot new trend is sweeping the nation and haunting our dreams: face swapping. As if technology wasn't scary enough, Snapchat decided to curse us with the ability to see what our faces would look like on someone else. And people can't get enough of it. Now beautiful celebrities are jumping in on the trend, and the results are chilling ... in a super funny kind of way. Here are 7 celebrity face swaps that'll give you nightmares: 1. Vanessa Hudgens and Selena Gomez. @vanessahudgens -just awful A video posted by Selena Gomez (@selenagomez) on Apr 8, 2016 at 10:38pm PDT It just goes to show you that celebs are normal just like everyone and -- OH MY GOD! 2.  Scott Disick and Kourtney Kardashian. We're just going to leave @kourtneykardash and @ScottDisick's face swap pic here for you to start your Monday with: — Kardashians on E! (@KUWTK) March 21, 2016 WOW. Please, just no. 3. Ryan Seacrest ...
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Derek Hough out for next season of 'Dancing With the Stars'
CNN - about 2 years
Following in his sister's footsteps, "Dancing With the Stars" pro Derek Hough will not be returning for season 22 of the competition.
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ArtsBeat: Derek Hough to Play Gene Kelly Role in ‘Singin’ in the Rain’ on Broadway
NYTimes - about 2 years
The two-time Emmy winner will make a splash on Broadway next January as the lead in the Théâtre du Châtelet’s production.
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Harrison Ford To Unveil 'Star Wars' Plans For Disney's Theme Parks
Huffington Post - about 2 years
Harrison Ford is returning to the "Star Wars" universe one more time. The actor, who plays Han Solo, will reveal Disney's plans for "Star Wars" attractions in its theme parks during a Feb. 21 TV special celebrating 60 years of Disneyland, ABC announced in a news release.  Disney said last year that both Disneyland in Anaheim and Disney's Hollywood Studios at Walt Disney World in Florida will be getting "Star Wars" themed lands. Parts of Disneyland closed earlier this month to make room for the construction.  However, not much is known about the attractions that will be in the themed lands, beyond that there will be one that features a battle between the First Order and the Resistance, and one that involves flying the Millennium Falcon.  That could change when Ford offers a preview of the new attractions on "The Wonderful World of Disney: Disneyland 60." The two-hour special celebrating the park's history will also feature Elton John, Josh Gad and Witney Carson, and...
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Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Derek Hough
  • 2016
    Age 30
    Slated to air on December 7, 2016, Hough will play the role of Corny Collins in NBC's live musical TV-production, Hairspray Live!
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    On August 30, 2016, it was revealed that Hough would once again return as a professional dancer for season 23.
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    On July 9, 2016, the Hough's held a free fitness pop-up event called 'Move Interactive' in Los Angeles, which they announced would be the first of many to come.
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    In 2016, Hough appeared alongside Lindsey Stirling in the music video for The Arena which he also choreographed.
    On April 27, 2016, it was announced that Hough will play Corny Collins in the NBC live broadcast of Hairspray, which is slated to air on December 7.
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    On April 18, 2016, Hough guest starred on The CW series, Jane the Virgin.
    On February 27, 2016, during the Weinstein Company's annual pre-Oscar dinner at the Montage in Beverly Hills, it was announced that Hough would be the male lead for the upcoming Singin' in the Rain Broadway production, which is scheduled to open in January 2017.
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  • 2015
    Age 29
    The couple made it to the finals and won the competition on November 24, 2015, marking Hough's sixth win on the show.
    On February 24, 2015, Hough was announced as one of the returning professional dancers on season 20 despite previously reporting he would not be taking part in this season.
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    On January 13, 2015, it was announced that Hough would appear in the New York Spring Spectacular, at Radio City Music Hall.
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  • 2014
    Age 28
    On August 13, 2014, ABC announced that Hough would be back for the season 19 and in September, it was announced that he would be paired with YouTube personality Bethany Mota.
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  • 2013
    Age 27
    On August 2, 2013, Hough confirmed that he would be back for season 17 via an interview with Access Hollywood.
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    On April 18, 2013, Hough announced that he had started working with world champion ice dancers Meryl Davis and Charlie White on a number for their upcoming 2014 Sochi winter Olympics short dance program that had to contain quickstep and foxtrot rhythms.
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    A few months later, on February 22, 2013, Hough announced that he would be back for season 16, stating on his Twitter account, "Wasn’t sure if I was able to do this season because of my other projects, but worked it out so I can do both. #pumped." He was partnered with country singer and former American Idol contestant, Kellie Pickler. On May 21, 2013, Pickler was crowned season 16 champion, marking the fourth time Derek won the Mirror Ball trophy, and made him the only pro to have won four Mirror Balls.
  • 2012
    Age 26
    On July 27, 2012 Hough announced that season 15 would be his last, calling it his "last hurrah".
  • 2010
    Age 24
    For season eleven, Hough won for the third time with actress Jennifer Grey, known for her film roles on Dirty Dancing and Ferris Bueller's Day Off, on November 23, 2010.
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    Hough made his Broadway debut on January 8, 2010, starring with Kym Johnson and Mary Murphy in Burn the Floor for the final four performances of the show's Broadway run.
  • 2008
    Age 22
    Hough and Burke earned the mirror ball trophy and won season seven on November 25, 2008.
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    For season seven, Hough was partnered with model/TV host Brooke Burke. In rehearsal on October 4, 2008, Hough tripped and fell, hitting his head on the floor and momentarily blacked out.
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    In 2008, he began dating actress/model Shannon Elizabeth, after they met each other as partners on Dancing With the Stars. Their relationship lasted until August 2009.
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  • 2006
    Age 20
    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.
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  • 2000
    Age 14
    Hough dated India de Beaufort from 2000 until 2008.
  • 1985
    Born on May 17, 1985.
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