Derek Hough

Derek Hough
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Derek Hough in 2009
Born (1985-05-17) May 17, 1985 (age 35)
OccupationDancer, actor, singer-songwriter, musician, choreographer, director
Years active2007-present
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Derek Hough (born May 17, 1985 in Salt Lake City, Utah) is an American dancer, choreographer, musician and actor.

He has been a professional dancer on Dancing with the Stars since fall 2007. He has competed with Ricki Lake, Nicole Scherzinger, Brooke Burke, Jennifer Grey, Maria Menounos and Shawn Johnson.


Hough grew up in Sandy, Utah, a suburb of Salt Lake City, Utah.

Personal life

Hough's sister is Julianne Hough, also a dancer in Dancing with the Stars until 2009.[1]


  1. "Dancing with the Stars: Julianne Will Sit Out Next Season." TV Guide. November 20, 2008. Retrieved December 27, 2012.