Derek Hough

Birthplace: 
Salt Lake City, Utah
Birthday: 
May 17

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Derek Hough is a multi-talented entertainer, author, two-time Emmy Award winner and eight-time nominee for Outstanding Choreography. He is also the only six-time champion of the hit ABC show Dancing with the Stars. Derek's memoir Taking the Lead; Lessons from a Life in Motion was named to the prestigious New York Times Best-Seller list.

AWARDS & NOMINATIONS

2 Wins9 Nominations

Outstanding Choreography - 2017

Outstanding Choreography - 2016

Outstanding Choreography - 2015

Outstanding Choreography - 2014

Outstanding Choreography - 2013

Outstanding Choreography - 2013

Outstanding Choreography - 2010

Outstanding Choreography - 2010

Outstanding Choreography - 2009

Awards & Nominations

AWARDS & NOMINATIONS

2 Wins9 Nominations

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  • Derek Hough on stage at the 2017 Creative Arts Emmys.

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  • Derek Hough and Travis Wall at the 2017 Creative Arts Ball.

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  • Derek Hough on stage at the 2017 Creative Arts Emmys.

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  • Fred Tallaksen, Travis Wall, Mandy Moore, and Derek Hough on stage at the 2017 Creative Arts Emmys.

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  • Choreographers from Dancing with the Stars & So You Think You Can Dance at the Creative Arts Ball.

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  • Derek Hough and Lori Greiner present an award at the 2017 Creative Arts Emmys.

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  • Hayley Erbert and Derek Hough on the red carpet at the 2017 Creative Arts Emmys.

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  • Kelsey McCowan and Derek Hough on the red carpet at the 2017 Creative Arts Emmys.

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  • Hayley Erbert and Derek Hough attend the Choreography Nominee Reception at the Television Academy's Saban Media Center on Sunday, August 27, 2017, in the NoHo Arts District in Los Angeles.

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  • Hayley Erbert and Derek Hough attend the Choreography Nominee Reception at the Television Academy's Saban Media Center on Sunday, August 27, 2017, in the NoHo Arts District in Los Angeles.

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  • Ashley Edens-Shaffer and Derek Hough attend the Choreography Nominee Reception at the Television Academy's Saban Media Center on Sunday, August 27, 2017, in the NoHo Arts District in Los Angeles.

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  • Derek Hough and Ekaterina Fedosova perform at "Whose Dance Is It Anyway?" February 16, 2017, at the Saban Media Center in North Nollywood, California.

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  • Derek Hough and Ekaterina Fedosova at "Whose Dance Is It Anyway?" February 16, 2017, at the Saban Media Center in North Nollywood, California.

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  • Derek Hough on the red carpet at the 2016 Primetime Emmys.

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  • Derek Hough at the 2016 Creative Arts Ball.

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  • Derek Hough on the red carpet at the 2016 Creative Arts Emmys.

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  • RuPaul Charles accepts an award at the 2016 Creative Arts Emmys.

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  • Marilu Henner and Derek Hough on stage at the 2016 Creative Arts Emmys.

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  • Derek Hough on the red carpet at the 67th Emmy Awards.  

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  • Travis Wall and Derek Hough at the 2015 Creative Arts Ball. 

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  • Derek Hough, Tessandra Chavez and Julianne Hough accept their award at the 2015 Creative Arts Emmy Awards.

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  • Derek Hough, Travis Wall and Cat Deely backstage at the 2015 Creative Arts Emmy Awards.

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  • Derek Hough, Julianne Hough and Travis Wall backstage at the 2015 Creative Arts Emmys.

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  • Derek Hough backstage at the 2015 Creative Arts Emmy Awards.

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  • Derek Hough and Julianne Hough backstage at the 2015 Creative Arts Emmy Awards.

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  • Derek Hough, Tessandra Chavez and Julianne Hough accept their award at the 2015 Creative Arts Emmys.

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  • Derek Hough and Julianne Hough on the red carpet at the 2015 Creative Arts Emmys.

     

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  • Jimmy Fallon (l) Derek Hough (c) and Julianne Hough (r) arrive at the 66th Emmy Awards.

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  • Choreographer Derek Hough and a guest take a selfie at the Choreographers Nominee Reception in North Hollywood, California.

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  • Jesse Tyler Ferguson and Derek Hough at the Choreographers Nominee Reception in North Hollywood, California.

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