Derek Hough is an American professional Latin and ballroom dancer, choreographer, actor and singer.
From 2007 to 2016, Hough was a professional dancer on the ABC dance competition series Dancing with the Stars, winning the show a record-breaking six times with his celebrity partners.
For his work, Hough received eleven nominations for the Primetime Emmy Awards for Outstanding Choreography, winning the award three times. Hough later became a judge on the series beginning with its 29th season.
Hough has also appeared as an actor on stage, appearing at the West End premiere of Footloose: The Musical at the Novello Theatre and as well as the 2015 New York Spring Spectacular at Radio City Music Hall in New York City.
In film and television, he has starred in the film Make Your Move and had a recurring role in the ABC musical-drama Nashville. In 2016, he appeared as Corny Collins in NBC’s live musical TV-production of Hairspray Live!
From 2017 to 2020, Hough served as a judge on the NBC dance competition series World of Dance.
Derek Hough age
Derek Hough is 38 years old. He was born on May 17, 1985 in Salt Lake City, Utah as the fourth of five children in a Latter-day Saint family.
He is the son of Marianne and Bruce Hough, who was twice chairman of the Utah Republican Party and ran for Utah’s 2nd congressional district in 2023.
All of his grandparents were dancers, and his parents met while on a ballroom dancing team in college in Idaho.
He is the second cousin of musicians Riker, Rydel, Rocky, Ryland Lynch and Ross Lynch from R5; their maternal grandmothers are sisters.
At the age of 12, when his parents were in the midst of divorcing, Hough was sent to London to live and study with dance coaches Shirley and Corky Ballas.
He remained in London for ten years, receiving training in song, dance, theater, and gymnastics at the Italia Conti Academy of Theatre Arts.
With his sister Julianne and the Ballas’ son Mark, Hough formed the pop music trio 2B1G, and went on to perform at dance competitions across the UK and US.
In 2002, Hough won the WDSF World Latin Championship. The next year, at the Blackpool Dance Festival, he claimed the Blackpool U-21 Latin title with Aneta Piotrowska.
Hough made his debut appearance on “Dancing with the Stars” during its fourth season in 2007.
Derek Hough net worth
Derek Hough has a net worth of $8 million as of 2023. He has made his fortune through a successful career in dancing, acting, and choreography.
Derek Hough wife
Derek Hough’s wife is Hayley Erbert, a fellow dancer and choreographer.
They met in 2014 when Erbert joined Hough’s MOVE Live Tour and started dating in 2015. They got married on August 28, 2023 in a beautiful ceremony in Monterey County, California.
Derek Hough children
Derek Hough does not have any children as of 2023. He does have a brood of pets! He and Erbert are proud owners of two dogs and two cats.
The dogs’ names are Luna and Romie, while the cats are named Palo and Lily. The pro dancer shared a photo in Oct. 2020 of the cats playing while Romie begged for cuddles and Luna watched the cats, and she said it summed up her life “pretty well” and that she would not “change it for the world.”
Derek Hough family
Father: Bruce Robert Hough
Mother: Marriann Hough
Siblings: Julianne Hough, Katherine Hough, Marabeth Hough, Sharee Hough.
Wife: Hayley Erbert
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