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Derek Hough          

Dancer, Emmy Award Winner for Outstanding Choreography, Five-Time Mirror Ball Champion of ABC's "Dancing with the Stars"

Emmy Award-winning Derek Hough, the only six-time champion in franchise history of the hit ABC show Dancing with the Stars, started dancing in his hometown of Salt Lake City, UT, at age 11. Just one year later, he moved to London to live and train with the top dance coaches in the world and attend performing arts school where he studied theatre, music and dance.

A multi-talented entertainer and five-time Emmy nominee for choreography, Hough was seen in a starring role for director Duane Adler and producer Robert Cort in "Make Your Move" which hit theatres in March of 2014. Acting opposite Korean pop sensation BoA, "Make Your Move" tells the story of star-crossed dancers in New York find themselves at the center of a bitter rivalry between their brothers' underground dance clubs. Hough performed in London's West End where he starred as the male lead in the critically acclaimed stage version of "Footloose," was one of the featured dancers on the Dancing with the Stars Tour and a choreographer on the BBC (UK) hit show, Dance X.

With celebrity partners on Dancing with the Stars that have included Joanna Krupa, Lil' Kim and current host Brooke Burke, Shannon Elizabeth, Jennie Garth, Ricki Lake, Kellie Pickler, Amber Riley, Nicole Scherzinger, Jennifer Grey and recent champion Bindi Irwin, Hough is best known for his innovation and daring choreography on the show. His work has brought him Emmy nominations and inquiries from the film and music world regarding his dance knowledge and ability.

In addition to choreographing the hit music video “Parachute” for British popstar Cheryl Cole, Hough performed live with her on her 2010 concert tour in England and France to rave reviews and standing ovations.

Hough’s professional ballroom accolades include, World Under 21 Latin American Champion, Two-time Open British Champion (Blackpool), Two-time International 'Open to the World Champion' and Two-time US Open Champion.

He and sister Julianne embarked on a multi-city Move Live tour in the summer of 2014.


Derek Hough Emmys 2013: 'DWTS' Mark Ballas, Cheryl Burke ...

"Dancing With The Stars" pro Derek Hough won an Emmy for Outstanding Choreography on Sunday night.

'Dancing With the Stars' Season 21 Cast: 'DWTS' Celebrities ...

“Dancing With the Stars” is getting ready to twirl into its 21st season with a new cast of celebrity contestants, which was revealed Wednesday morning on “Good  ...

Emmy Awards: Complete list of 2015 winners - LA Times

Emmy Awards: HBO, Jon Hamm and Viola Davis win big ..... Derek Hough, Julianne Hough, and Tessandra Chavez, "Dancing With the Stars" | WINNER.

Bindi Irwin Gushes About DWTS Partner Derek Hough

"Derek is always so patient and kind," Bindi Irwin tells PEOPLE.

Derek Hough Hosts 'Disneyland 60': Star-Studded Special Features Dozens Of Celebs, Star Wars Theme Park Sneak Peek

ABC will air The Wonderful World of Disney: Disneyland 60 special later this month and it's must-see TV for both Disney and Star Wars fans.

The star-studded special will air on February 21 and pays tribute to the 60th anniversary of Walt Disney's original park. During the two-hour show, actor Harrison Ford will give viewers an exclusive sneak peek at the Star Wars-themed lands that are coming to both Walt Disney World and Disneyland.

Derek Hough leaving 'Dancing withe the Stars' for Jennifer Lopez's new dance show

Derek Hough is leaving "Dancing With the Stars," because when Jennifer Lopez requests your presence, you don't say no...

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