Getting famous with his appearance on a television reality show, Dancing With The Stars, Derek Hough is a multitalented brilliant personality. His multidimensional talent defines him as a dancer, choreographer, director, actor, singer, song-writer and as a musician. Basically, he is an America based Latin and Ballroom dancer by profession.
Derek Hough was born on May 17, 1985 in Salt Lake City, Utah, USA. His mother’s name is Mari Anne Hough and father’s name is Bruce Robert Hough. He has four siblings named Julianne, Katherine, Marabeth, Sharee. He has always been in the dancing environment since his childhood as his most if the family members are dancers like his grandparents. His sister, Julianne Hough, is also an actress and professional dancer. She has participated in Dancing With The Stars with Derek Hough.
Hough is well-known for his six times winning of a dance competition series, Dancing With The Stars. He was in a relationship with an actress and a model, Shannon Elizabeth after doing a TV show with her.
Education: After his parents’ divorce, he moved to London at the age of twelve and lived there with his coaches Corky and Shirley Ballas who trained him in dancing. After five years, his sister also joined him. They studied at Italia Conti Academy Of Theatre Arts and got trained in song, theater, gymnastics and many forms of dance. He was also trained in playing piano, guitar and drums.
During his career, Derek had been to many competitions which made him travel to several foreign countries like Poland, Ireland, US, Japan and so on. He won World Youth Latin Championship in 2002 and the title of Under-21 Latin Dance in 2003. He also has won many other titles and honors like LA Outstanding Dancer of the Year, the New York Dance Alliance Outstanding Dance awards and many more.
As an actor, he made his debut with a film, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone in 2001. He also did theater work such as Jesus Christ Superstar, Burn The Floor and so on. The musical theater, Footloose, is his one of the most famous theaters in which he played the role of Ren McCormack. In 2012, he was also featured in a movie named as Rock of Ages alongside his sister Julianne playing the lead role.
He started his career as a choreographer by participating in the TV show, Dancing With The Stars, multiple times. Hough also directed a music video song, Get My Name, in 2014 and wrote his first book, Taking the Lead – Lessons from a Life in Motion. This book got listed on The New York Times Best Seller list. He played several roles as a lead actor, director and choreographer in the music video of a song, I Believe in You, in the album, Nobody but Me, made by Michael Buble in 2017.
Hough participated in this show totally eighteen times, out of which he won the six seasons. He won the 7th, 10th, 11th, 16th, 17th and 21st seasons of Dancing With The Stars alongside Brooke Burke, Nicole Scherzinger, Jennifer Grey, Kellie Pickler, Amber Riley and Bindi Irwin respectively.
Derek Hough Net Worth in year 2017 is approximately $4.3 Million US Dollars
The total net worth of Derek Hough is calculated as $4.3 million US dollars approximately as of 2017. Despite being a director, actor, singer, choreographer and a song-writer, Hough has dancing as his main source of earnings. However, his other talents have added value to his net worth and increased it effectively. The Show, Dancing With The Stars, has also immensely contributed to increase his net worth. Derek Hough has got recognition for his winning of several titles and awards.
Last year, Derek Hough underwent a surgery for fixing his vocal cords. This year in the month of March, a music video has been released, Ashes of Eden, by a band called Breaking Benjamin. And after getting his voice back, he has sung in this music video and directed it as well. Hough has also showed some of his dancing moves in this song. It was his third time that he has directed a music video.