Derek HoughCelebrity

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Birth Place: Salt Lake City, Utah, United States

Birthday: May 17, 1985, Taurus

Profession: Professional ballroom dancer, Reality cast member

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Fast Facts

  • At the age of 12, moved to London with his sister Julianne to train with champion dance coaches Corky and Shirley Ballas.
  • Starred as Ren McCormack in a 2006 production of Footloose in London's West End.
  • In 2007, appeared as a choreographer for Bruno Tonioli's team on the British reality show Dance X.
  • Cofounded the pop-rock group Ballas Hough Band with longtime best friend and DWTS castmate Mark Ballas; released their self-titled debut album in 2009 where it landed in Billboard's Top 100.
  • Supporter of the Donald Driver foundation, an organization that helps homeless families and improves educational opportunities for disadvantaged youth.

Awards

  • 2014, Emmy — Outstanding Choreography: Nominee
  • 2010, Emmy — Outstanding Choreography: Nominee
  • 2010, Emmy — Outstanding Choreography: Nominee
  • 2013, Emmy — Outstanding Choreography: Nominee
  • 2013, Emmy — Outstanding Choreography: Winner
  • 2009, Emmy — Outstanding Choreography: Nominee

Relationships

  • Marriann Nelson — Mother
  • Sharee — Sister
  • Marabeth — Sister
  • Shannon Elizabeth — Ex-significant Other
  • Katherine — Sister
  • Cheryl Cole — Ex-significant Other
  • Julianne Hough — Sister
  • Bruce Hough — Father

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