Salt Lake City, Utah, United States
Derek Hough received training in theater, gymnastics and various forms of dances including tap, ballet, and jazz from the Italia Conti Academy of Theatre Arts in London.
Dancer, choreographer, actor, director, singer, songwriter, musician
- Father – Bruce Hough (Two-time chairman of the Utah Republican Party)
- Mother – Marianne Hough
- Siblings – Julianne Hough (Younger Sister) (Actress, dancer), Katherine Hough (Sister), Mara Beth Hough (Sister), Sharee Hough (Sister)
- Others – Aaron Nelson (Stepfather), Bruce Hough (Stepmother), Colleen Hough (Paternal Grandmother), Bob Hough (Paternal Grandfather), Don Oliver Heaton (Maternal Grandfather), Beth Romaine Young (Maternal Grandmother), Scott Hough (Uncle), Charlie Hough (Uncle), Riker Lynch (Second Cousin) (Musician and member of R5 band), Rydel Lynch (Second Cousin) (Musician and member of R5 band), Rocky Lynch (Second Cousin) (Musician and member of R5 band), Ross Lynch (Second Cousin) (Musician and member of R5 band)
Derek Hough is represented by Guttman Associates (PR Firm).
Hollywood Records, Morey Management
5 ft 10 in or 178 cm
76 kg or 167.5 lbs
Girlfriend / Spouse
Derek Hough has dated –
- Raquelle Gracie – Just after graduating from Italia Conti Academy of Theatre Arts, he got into a relationship with model Raquelle Gracie. They went out for about a year before going separate ways.
- India de Beaufort (2000-2008) – Hough started dating the British actress India de Beaufort in 2000. He dated her for around 8 years, making this relationship one of his longest ones. The reason for the breakup was that he had decided to move to the United States to pursue his TV career and his growing closeness to actress Shanon Elizabeth.
- Shannon Elizabeth (2008-2009) – Derek started dating actress Shannon Elizabeth after they had grown close while working as a couple in the dance reality show, Dancing with the Stars. In August 2009, she took to her Twitter account to reveal that they had broken up.
- Joanna Krupa (2009) – After his breakup from Elizabeth, he was linked with Polish model Joanna Krupa, who was his partner in the ninth season of Dancing with the Stars.
- Cheryl (2010) – Hough met English singer Cheryl after she hired him for the choreography work in one of her music videos. He was her first flame after she got the divorce from soccer star Ashley Cole. He also supported her as she struggled with a malaria bout in the summer of 2010. So, it came as a shock for him when she decided to dump him in May 2010.
- Lauren Conrad (2011) – Derek was linked up with actress Lauren Conrad in October 2011 after they had gone out for a couple of dates. Their relationship went public after they headed out for a date at a Los Angeles based Sayers Club, where they were spotted indulging in PDA by the onlookers.
- Nina Dobrev (2013) – Derek started going out with actress Nina Dobrev in September 2013 after having being introduced by his sister Julianne Hough. They dated for around six weeks before splitting.
- Nikki Reed (2014) – Hough started dating Twilight actress Nikki Reed after meeting her through his sister, who happened to be Nikki’s close friend. She was hanging out backstage at the Dancing with the Stars set to watch his new boyfriend in action.
- Kate Hudson (2014) – Derek hooked up with Kate Hudson in December 2014 after she separated from her boyfriend Matthew Bellamy. Derek had given her dancing lessons and they slowly grew close over time.
- Hayley Erbert (2016-Present) – Derek Hough started dating Dancing with the Stars troupe member Hayley Erbert in 2016. While filming the opening for the show in Los Angeles, they were pictured kissing in August. In October, she uploaded a video on her social media account of them performing a sexy couple dance at her birthday party.
Race / Ethnicity
- Short stubble beard
- Blue eyes
His body specifications may be –
- Chest – 42 in or 107 cm
- Arms / Biceps – 14.5 in or 37 cm
- Waist – 32 in or 81 cm
Derek Hough has appeared in a TV commercial for the Oreo biscuits.
Best Known For
- Appearing in multiple seasons of dance reality series, Dancing with the Stars.
- Being cast in the original production of the theater play, Footloose: The Musical.
As a Singer
Derek Hough is part of the pop rock band, Ballas Hough Band. Their debut studio album BHB was released in March 2009.
In 2001, Derek Hough made his first film appearance in an uncredited role in fantasy film Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone as Hogwarts schoolboy.
First TV Show
In 2007, Derek appeared as a panelist (himself) on BBC One’s dance reality show DanceX.
Hough relies on dance workouts to keep his chiseled abs in best shape. He lays special emphasis on a dynamic warmup (like jumping jacks or running at a place for few minutes) before the dance workouts.
To get all round benefit out of these workouts, he adds a bunch of strength training exercises to the routine as well. These strength training exercises are mostly bodyweight exercises such as squats, lunges, and push-ups. But dumbbells can be added to make the workout more challenging.
Even, when he is traveling, he makes sure that he isn’t missing out on his daily exercise. If the hotel has a gym, he goes for regular cardio plus strength training workout otherwise, he relies on pushups and situps to work up a sweat in the hotel room.
His Instagram workout video –
Derek Hough Favorite Things
- Food – Sushi
Source – Twitter
Derek Hough Facts
- He has created a history in Dancing with the Stars by becoming the first dancer and choreographer to have won the competition for 6 times.
- In August 2014, he published his first book Taking the Lead: Lessons from a Life in Motion, which managed to creep into New York Times bestseller list.
- He worked as a choreographer with ice dancers Meryl Davis and Charlie White before the 2014 Sochi winter Olympics. They went on to win gold at the event.
- In 2002, he managed to win WDSF World Youth Latin Championship.
- Join him on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.