Derek Hough (/ˈhʌf/; born May 17, 1985) is an American dancer and choreographer. He is known for his work, since September 2007, on the U.S. television dance-competition series Dancing with the Stars, on which he has won five seasons. He also won the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Choreography in 2013 for three routines that he choreographed on the show. Hough has also acted in stage productions such as in the 2006 original production of Footloose: The Musical at the Novelo Theatre in London's West End. He holds a world champion title in Under 21 Latin American Dance. Early life: Hough grew up the fourth of five children in a Latter-day Saint (Mormon) family in Sandy, Utah, a suburb of Salt Lake City. He is the son of Marianne and Bruce Hough, and has four sisters, three who are older and Julianne, who is younger. All four of Hough's grandparents were dancers, and his parents met while on a ballroom dancing team in college, in Idaho. He is also a cousin to Riker, Rydel, Rocky and Ross Lynch from R5. When Hough was 12 years old, his parents sent him to London to live and study with dance coaches, Corky and Shirley Ballas. Hough's sister Julianne joined him in London several months later. Originally intending to stay for a year, Hough remained in London for ten years. (Julianne returned after five years.) The Ballases helped tutor the two Hough children alongside their own son, Mark Ballas, schooling them at the Italia Conti Academy of Theatre Arts. They received training in song, theater, gymnastics and many forms of dance, including jazz, ballet and tap. The three children formed their own pop music trio 2B1G ("2 Boys, 1 Girl") and performed at dance competitions in the UK and the U.S., and showcased UK television show. He attended and subsequently taught at the Italia Conti Academy of Theatre Arts. Career: Dancing: Hough is a former IDSF World Youth Latin Champion (2002) for Poland with Aneta Piotrowska. He has won the LA Outstanding Dancer of the Year and the New York Dance Alliance Outstanding Dance awards. Hough is one of Bruno Tonioli's panelists on BBC One's DanceX, the first episode of which aired on July 14, 2007. Hough choreographed and performed in Cheryl Cole's Parachute music video, after being introduced to her by Tonioli. On April 18, 2013, Hough announced that he had started working with world champion ice dancers Meryl Davis and Charlie White on a number for their short dance program that had to contain quickstep and foxtrot rhythms. About this opportunity, Hough said it was an honor that they asked him to do it. I started working on a very special routine that's not for the show Dancing with the Stars. I'm choreographing a number for our world champion ice dancers Meryl Davis and Charlie White to perform at the Olympics next year. They graciously asked me to do it and how could I say no? It's truly an honor and they're amazing. On September 22, 2013, for the first time ever, the category for Outstanding Choreography for the Emmy Awards was moved to the Primetime Live Show, and all of the nominees in the category were to create and perform a number with the host of the show, Neil Patrick Harris. Hough, who was nominated for Dancing with the Stars, was part of that number, along with the other nominees.Ken Ehrlich, the executive producer of the show, stated, "It's definitely going to be an original number, something that hasn't been done before. It's going to utilize the talents of all of them to put this number together as choreographers." Hough then went on to win the Emmy Award for Outstanding Choreography. Dancing with the Stars: Hough made his first appearance on Dancing With The Stars in season four (week 6) as a guest instructor with Julianne and Apolo Anton Ohno. He then joined the cast of professional instructors in season five and was paired with Jennie Garth. Hough and Garth eliminated in the semi-finals finishing the competition in fourth place. For season six, Hough was paired with actress Shannon Elizabeth. They were eliminated from the show on April 29, 2008, finishing the competition in sixth place. For season seven, Hough was partnered with model/TV host Brooke Burke. In rehearsal on October 4, 2008, Hough tripped and fell, hitting his head on the floor and momentarily blacked out. He was sent to the hospital, but sustained no injuries. Hough and Burke earned the mirror ball trophy and won season seven on November 25, 2008. For season eight, Hough was paired with rapper Lil' Kim. They were eliminated on May 5, 2009, from the show finishing in fifth place. For season nine, Hough was partnered with model Joanna Krupa. They were eliminated during week nine, the semi-finals, on November 17, 2009, finishing fourth. For season ten, Hough won with partner Nicole Scherzinger, the lead singer from the singing group Pussycat Dolls and former member of Eden's Crush. For season eleven, Hough won with actress Jennifer Grey, known for her film roles on Dirty Dancing and Ferris Bueller's Day Off. Hough did not participate in season 12 in order to be a part of the film COBU 3D (later renamed to Make your Move 3D), but he did return for season 13. For season 13, he was partnered with actress and TV host Ricki Lake, known playing the original Tracy Turnblad in Hairspray. Lake scored consistently high the whole season and ended up in third place. For season 14, Hough partnered with television personality Maria Menounos. In week seven, the couple earned the first 30 of the season and topped the leader board the first time in the season. The couple made it to the semi-finals but were eliminated after they finished at the top of the leader board. Menounos became the second celebrity in Dancing With the Stars history to be eliminated on a night where she came in first place with the judges (the first was Willa Ford in season three). For season 15, Hough was paired with season eight champion, Shawn Johnson. They were runners-up to Melissa Rycroft and Tony Dovolani. On July 27, 2012 Hough announced that season 15 would be his last, calling it his "last hurrah". Hough then announced on February 22, 2013 that he would be back for season 16, stating on his Twitter account, "Wasn't sure if I was able to do this season because of my other projects, but worked it out so I can do both. #pumped.". He was partnered with country singer and former American Idol contestant, Kellie Pickler. Pickler was crowned season 16 champion, marking the fourth time Derek won the Mirror Ball trophy, and made him the only pro to have won four Mirror Balls. On August 2, 2013, Hough confirmed that he would be back for season 17 via an interview with Access Hollywood. The cast for season 17 was announced on September 4, 2013. Hough's partner for season 17 was Glee star Amber Riley. Riley was crowned season 17 champion, historically marking the fifth time Hough has won the Mirror Ball trophy, and made him once again the only pro to have won five Mirror Balls. For season 18, Hough was paired with paralympic snowboarder, Amy Purdy. In the finale on May 20, 2014, the couple was runner-up for the season, behind Meryl Davis and her partner Maksim Chmerkovskiy. Records: Hough's DWTS pro average is 26.99. Joanna Krupa's Argentine Tango and Shawn Johnson's Fusion are not included in his average. He is the only professional dancer to win five Mirror Ball Trophies, and the first who achieved twice back-to-back wins. He has earned 31 perfect scores of 30s and 164 perfect 10s over the seasons (the perfect score and tens Johnson got with Ballas are not included). Hough is the only pro of the show who won all ten team/group dances that he was part of during the seasons. As well, Hough is the only professional dancer to score a perfect 10 with each one of his celebrity partners. Hough and Riley, his dance partner for season 17, got a 27 on the first week of competition, dancing the Cha cha. This is the highest score ever given on the first week on the show. It was only given once in the past to Kristi Yamaguchi and Mark Ballas on season six, when they danced the foxtrot. Later, on season 18, Charlie White also got the same score for his first dance. Celebrity partners: Season Partner Place Average, score 5 Jennie Garth 4th 25.7 6 Shannon Elizabeth 6th 24.5 7 Brooke Burke 1st 27.1 8 Lil' Kim 5th 25.8 9 Joanna Krupa 4th 25.5 10 Nicole Scherzinger 1st 27.5 11 Jennifer Grey 1st 27.2 13 Ricki Lake 3rd 26.7 14 Maria Menounos 4th 26.8 15 Shawn Johnson 2nd 27.9 16 Kellie Pickler 1st 27.4 17 Amber Riley 1st 27.8 18 Amy Purdy 2nd 27.9 Performance history: Season 5: celebrity partner Jennie Garth; average: 25.7; placed: 4th Week # Dance/Song Judges' score Result Inaba Goodman Tonioli 1 Cha-cha-cha/"Uptown Girl" 7 7 7 Safe 2 Quickstep/"Suddenly I See" 7 7 7 Safe 3 Tango/"Cite Tango" 9 8 9 Safe 4 Paso Doble/"Because We Can" 8 10 9 Safe 5 Samba/"Cosmic Girl" 8 9 8 Safe 6 Mambo/"Mambo Baby", Rock N' Roll/"Rockin' Robin" 9, No 9, scores 9, given Safe 7 Viennese Waltz/"Runaway", Rumba/ "Fallen" 8, 9 8, 9 9, 10 Last to be called safe 8 Jive/"It Takes Two", Foxtrot/ "I've Got You Under My Skin" 8, 9 8, 9 8, 8 Last to be called safe 9, Semifinals Tango/"The Take Over, The Breaks Over", Cha-cha-cha/"Mustang Sally" 9, 10 10, 10 9, 10 Eliminated Season 6: celebrity partner: Shannon Elizabeth; average: 24.5; placed: 6th Week # Dance/Song Judges' score Result Inaba Goodman Tonioli 1 Cha-cha-cha/"Shut Up and Drive" 7 7 7 No elimination 2 Quickstep/"Swing with Me" 8 8 8 Safe 3 Jive/"Goody Two-Shoes" 8 8 8 Safe 4 Viennese Waltz/"Keep Holding On" 9 10 9 Safe 5 Samba/"Pon de Replay" 8 8 7 Safe 6 Rumba/ "True Colors", Country Western/"Cotton-Eyed Joe 8, No 8, scores 8, given Safe 7 Tango/"Tanguedia III", Mambo/ "Ain't Nothing Wrong With That" 9, 8 9, 8 9, 8 Eliminated Season 7: celebrity partner: Brooke Burke; average: 27.1; placed: 1st Week # Dance/Song Judges' score Result Inaba Goodman Tonioli 1 (night 1) Cha-cha-cha/"Are You My Woman (Tell Me So)" 7 8 8 Safe 1 (night 2) Quickstep/"Lover, Come Back to Me" 9 8 9 Safe 2 Paso Doble/"Palladio, First Movement" 8 8 8 Safe 3 Viennese Waltz/"Daughters" 9 10 9 Safe 4 Samba/"Hip Hip Chin Chin" 9 8 9 Safe 5 Jitterbug/"Don't Be Cruel" 10 9 10 Safe 6 Rumba/"No Air", Old School Hip Hop/"It Takes Two 8, No 10, scores 8, given Safe 7 Foxtrot/"Lullaby of Birdland", Group Paso Doble/ "Rocks" 10, 10 10, 9 10, 10 Safe 8 Tango/"Tango Diabolo", Mambo/ "Cuban Mambo" 10, 9 8, 9 10, 9 Safe 9, Semifinals Jive/"The House is Rockin'", Salsa/ "Barbarabatiri" 7, 9 7, 10 7, 9 Safe 10, Finals Samba/"Blame It On the Boogie", Freestyle/"You're the One That I Want", Viennese Waltz/"Daughters" 9, 10, 10 9, 10, 10 10, 10, 10 Won Due to Len Goodman's absence in week six the 10 was awarded by stand-in guest judge Michael Flatley Season 8: celebrity partner: Lil' Kim; average: 25.8; placed: 5th Week # Dance/Song Judges' score Result Inaba Goodman Tonioli 1 Cha-cha-cha/"Nasty" 7 7 7 No elimination 2 Quickstep/"Diamonds Are a Girl's Best Friend" 8 7 8 Safe 3 Samba/"Remedio P'al Corazon" 8 8 9 Safe 4 Argentine Tango/"Taquito Militar" 9 8 10 Safe 5 Viennese Waltz/"I'll Be" 9 8 9 Safe 6 Jive/"Jailhouse Rock" 10 8 10 Safe 7 Rumba/"Lost Without U" 9 8 9 Safe 8 Paso Doble/"El Gato Montes", Team Tango/"Womanizer" 9, 9 9, 9 10, 10 Safe 9 Waltz/"When I Need You", Salsa/"Por Arriba, Por Abajo" 8, 9 9, 9 8, 9 Eliminated Season 9: celebrity partner: Joanna Krupa; average: 25.5; placed: 4th Week # Dance/Song Judges' score Result Inaba Goodman Tonioli 1 Salsa/"Meddle", Foxtrot/"The Best Is Yet to Come" 8, Awarded 8, 10 8, points Safe 2 Jive/"What I Like About You" 6 7 7 Safe 3 Samba/"La Bomba" 7 8 8 Safe 4 Lambada/"Dançando Lambada" 9 8 9 Safe 5 Argentine Tango/"Whatever Lola Wants" 8 8 8 Safe 6 Waltz/"Be Here To Love Me", Mambo/"Ran Kan Kan" 8, Awarded 9, 10 9, points Safe 7 Rumba/"The Look of Love", Team Tango/"You Give Love a Bad Name" 9, 9 9, 9 9, 10 Safe 8 Quickstep/"Valerie", Paso Doble/"Living on Video" 8, 9 7, 10 8, 10 Safe 9, Semifinals Viennese Waltz/"Hallelujah", Cha-cha-cha/"Can't Get You Out of My Head", Salsa/"Lal Luz Del Ritmo" 9, 9, 9 9, 9, 9 9, 9, 9 Eliminated Due to Len Goodman's absence in week two the 7 was awarded by stand-in guest judge Baz Luhrmann., Due to illness, Hough was unfortunately unable to perform that night. Krupa performed this dance, and the Group Hustle with stand-in partner Maksim Chmerkovskiy. Season 10: celebrity partner: Nicole Scherzinger; average: 27.5; placed: 1st Week # Dance/Song Judges' score Result Inaba Goodman Tonioli 1 Viennese Waltz/ "Hold You In My Arms" 9 7 9 No elimination 2 Jive/"SOS" 10 8 10 Safe 3 Quickstep/"Anything Goes" 8 6 9 Safe 4 Rumba/"The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face" 9/8 8/8 8/9 Safe 5 Tango/"Oh, Pretty Woman" 10 9 10 Safe 6 Samba/"María", Swing Marathon/"In the Mood" 9, Awarded 7, 10 10, points Safe 7 Waltz/"You Light Up My Life", Team GaGa/Cha-cha/"Telephone" 9, 9 9, 9 9, 9 Safe 8 Foxtrot/"Haven't Met You Yet", Paso Doble/"Spanish Guitar" 10, 10 9, 10 10, 10 Safe 9, Semifinals Argentine Tango/"El Capitalismo Foraneo", Cha-cha-cha/"Kiss" 10, 10 10, 9 10, 10 Safe 10, Finals Rumba/"The Lady in Red", Freestyle/"A Little Less Conversation", Argentine Tango/"El Capitalismo Foraneo", Jive/"Proud Mary" 9, 9, Awarded, 10 9, 9, 30, 10 10, 9, points, 10 Won This week's dance received two scores from the judges; one for its technical execution and one for the performance. Season 11: celebrity partner: Jennifer Grey; average: 27.2; placed: 1st Week # Dance/Song Judges' score Result Inaba Goodman Tonioli 1 Viennese Waltz/"These Arms of Mine" 8 8 8 Safe 2 Jive/"Shake It" 8 8 8 Safe 3 Samba/"A Little Respect" 8 8 8 Safe 4 Argentine Tango/"La Cumparsita" 9/10 9/9 9/10 Safe 5 Foxtrot/"Love and Marriage" 8 8 9 Safe 6 Paso Doble/"So What", Rock 'n' Roll Marathon/"La Grange" 6, Awarded 7, 9 7, points Safe 7 Tango/"Shut Up", Team Apollo (Cha-cha-cha)/ "Bust A Move" 10/9, 9 9, 9 9, 9 Safe 8 Quickstep/"Let's Face the Music and Dance", Rumba/"Waiting for a Girl Like You" 9, 10 9, 10 9, 10 Safe 9, Semifinals Cha-cha-cha/"Mercy", Waltz/"Way Over Yonder" 10, 10 10, 10 10, 10 Safe 10, Finals Paso Doble/"Habanera", Freestyle/"Do You Love Me (Now That I Can Dance)", Viennese Waltz/"These Arms of Mine", Instant Cha-cha-cha/"Raise Your Glass" 10, 10, 10, 9 10, 10, 10, 9 10, 10, 10, 10 Won This week's dance received two scores from the judges; one for its technical execution and one for the performance., Score from guest judge Drew Lachey., Notes: Hough and Grey hold the most perfect scores in all 16 seasons with six perfect 30s. They won season 11, on November 23, 2010 and this season marked Hough's third win, making him the first pro to win three times. Season 13: celebrity Partner: Ricki Lake; Average: 26.7; Placed: 3rd Week # Dance/Song Judges' score Result Inaba Goodman Tonioli 1 Viennese Waltz/"This Year's Love" 7 6 7 Safe 2 Jive/"Hey Ya!" 8 7 8 Safe 3 Rumba/"Gravity" 9 9 9 Safe 4 Tango/"Theme from Psycho" 10 9 10 Safe 5 Foxtrot/"Easy Lover" 8 8 8 Safe 6 Quickstep/"Luck Be a Lady", Group Broadway Dance/"Big Spender" & "Money Money" 10, No 9, scores 10, given Safe 7 Paso Doble/"Sweet Dreams", Team Paso Doble/"Bring Me to Life" 9, 9 9, 8 9, 9 Safe 8 Waltz/"You Make Me Feel", Instant Jive/"Land of a Thousand Dances" 9, 8 9, 8 10, 8 Safe 9, Semifinals Samba/"Jump in the Line", Argentine Tango/"Allerdings", Cha-cha-cha relay/"I Like How It Feels" 10, 9, Awarded 10, 10, 8 10, 10, points Safe 10, Finals Cha-cha-cha/"Yeah 3x", Freestyle/"Can't Touch It", Tango/Theme from Psycho 9, 9, Awarded 9, 9, 30 9, 9, points Third place Season 14: celebrity partner: Maria Menounos; average: 26.8; placed: 4th Week # Dance/Song Judges' score Result Inaba Goodman Tonioli 1 Cha-cha-cha/"Stronger (What Doesn't Kill You)" 7 7 7 No elimination 2 Quickstep/"Sexy Sexy" 8 8 9 Safe 3 Rumba/"Material Girl" 9 9 9 Safe 4 Tango/"School's Out" 9 8 9 Safe 5 Salsa/"The Cup of Life" 9 9 9 Safe 6 Foxtrot/"Jimmy Mack", Motown Marathon/"Nowhere to Run" 8, Awarded 9, 4 9, points Safe 7 Paso Doble/"Montagues and Capulets", Team Tango/"Toccata" 10, 10 10, 8 10, 9 Safe 8 Viennese Waltz/"A Thousand Years", (Trio Challenge)Samba/"Mama Do the Hump" 10, 9 8, 7 10, 9 Safe 9, Semifinals Argentine Tango/"La Yumba", Jive/"Tightrope" 10, 10 10, 9 10, 10 Eliminated The dancer Hough and Menounos chose for the Trio Challenge was Henry Byalikov. Season 15: celebrity partner: Shawn Johnson; average: 27.9; Placed: 2nd Week # Dance/Song Judges' score Result Inaba Goodman Tonioli 1 Foxtrot/"Good Time" 8 6.5 7.5 Safe 2 Jive/"The Nicest Kids in Town" 8.5 8 8.5 Safe 3 Quickstep/"Hey Pachuco" 9 8 9.5 Safe 4 Mambo/"Paro los Rumberos" 10 9.5 10/10 Safe 5 Rumba/"My Heart Will Go On", Group Freestyle/"Call Me Maybe" 9, 9.5 8, 10 10, 10 No elimination 6 Cha-cha-cha/"She Thinks My Tractor's Sexy", Country/"Save a Horse (Ride a Cowboy)" & "I Play Chicken with a Train" 9.5, No 8.5, scores 10, given Safe 7 Tango & Paso Doble/"Livin' On A Prayer", Swing Marathon/"Do Your Thing" 10, Awarded 10, 8 10, points No elimination 8 Viennese Waltz/"Angel", (Trio Challenge)Samba/"Jungle Jazz" 10, 10 9.5, 7 10, 9 Safe 9, Semifinals Bhangra "Knight Rider"/"Mundian to Bach Ke", Argentine Tango/"Bad" 10, 9 10, 10 10, 10 Safe 10, Finals Quickstep/"Hey Pachuco", Freestyle/"Carnival de Paris", Instant Cha-cha-cha/"Respect 9, 10, 10 8.5, 10, 10 9.5, 10, 10 Runner-up Score from guest judge Paula Abdul, During Week seven, Mark Ballas danced with Shawn Johnson in place of Hough, due to Hough having an injury in his neck., The dancer Hough and Johnson chose for the Trio Challenge was Mark Ballas. Season 16: Celebrity partner: Kellie Pickler; average: 27.4; placed: 1st Week # Dance/Song Judges' score Result Inaba Goodman Tonioli 1 Cha-cha-cha/"Domino" 7 7 7 No elimination 2 Jazz/"Lights" 9 8 9 Safe 3 Jive/"Footloose" 8 9 8 Safe 4 Rumba/"Say I Do" 9 8 9 Safe 5 Foxtrot/"It Had to Be You" 9 9 9 Safe 6 Quickstep/"Part-Time Lover", Team Samba/"Superstition" 9, 8 10, 9 10, 8 Safe 7 Samba/"Shake Your Bon-Bon" 9 10 10 Safe (Immunity) 8 Viennese Waltz/"Fade Into You", Paso Doble (Trio Challenge)/"Unstoppable" 9, 10 9, 7 10, 10 Safe 9, Semifinals Argentine Tango/"Para Te", Flamenco/"The Pirate That Should Not Be" 10, 9 10, 10 10, 9 Safe 10, Finals Quickstep/"Peppy and George", Cha-cha-cha Relay/"Treasure", Freestyle/"Beneath Your Beautiful", Instant Jive/"Keep A-Knockin'" 10, Awarded, 10, 10 10, 4, 10, 10 10, points, 10, 10 Won Hough and Pickler chose Henry Byalikov and Anna Trebunskaya to dance with them on the "Side-By-Side" Challenge., The dancer Hough and Pickler chose for the Trio Challenge was Tristan MacManus., Note: This season was Derek's fourth win, making him the only pro with four mirrorball trophies. Season 17: Celebrity partner: Amber Riley; average: 27.8 ; placed: 1st Week # Dance/Song Judges' score Result Inaba Goodman Tonioli 1 Cha-cha-cha/"Wings" 9 9 9 No elimination 2 Jive/"Reet Petite" 8 8 8 Safe 3 Charleston/"Bang Bang" 8 8 8 Safe 4 Tango/"Love Lockdown" 9 9 9 Safe 5 Foxtrot/"Try a Little Tenderness" 9 7 10 Safe 6 Samba/"Get It Right", Switch-Up Challenge/Various 10, Awarded 8, 4 10, points No elimination 7 Paso Doble/"Diablo Rojo", Group Freestyle/"The Fox (What Does the Fox Say?)" 10, 10 10, 10 9, 10 Safe 8 Rumba/"If I Could Turn Back Time" 9 9 10 Safe (Immunity) 9 Quickstep/"Diga Diga Doo", Salsa (Trio challenge)/"Que Viva la Vida" 8, 9 8, 9 8, 9 Safe 10, Semifinals Jazz/"Locked Out of Heaven", Viennese Waltz/"Locked Out of Heaven" (acoustic version) 10, 10 10/9, 10/10 10, 10 Safe 11, Finals Charleston/"Bang Bang", Samba relay/"No Scrubs", Freestyle/"Can You Do This" 10, Awarded, 10 10, 4, 10 10, points, 10 Safe Quickstep & Samba Fusion/"(Your Love Keeps Lifting Me) Higher and Higher" 10 10 10 Won In week four, judge Len Goodman was absent and guest judge Julianne Hough filled in for him., In week eight, judge Len Goodman was absent and guest judge Cher filled in for him., The dancer Hough and Riley chose for the Trio Challenge is Mark Ballas., Score from guest judge Maksim Chmerkovskiy., Note: This season was Derek's fifth win, making him the only pro with five mirrorball trophies and the first to have two back-to-back wins. Season 18: Celebrity partner: Amy Purdy; average: 27.9 ; placed: 2nd Week # Dance/Song Judges' score Result Inaba Goodman Tonioli 1 Cha-cha-cha/"Counting Stars" 8 8 8 No elimination 2 Swing/"Swing Set" 8 8 8 Safe 3 Contemporary/"Human" 9 9/9 9 Safe 4 Salsa / "Brand New" 9 8/8 9 No elimination 5 Waltz / "So This Is Love" 9 9/10 9 Safe 6 Jive / "Shout" 9 10/9 10 Safe 7 Rumba / "Light My Fire", Team Loca (Freestyle) / "Livin' la Vida Loca" 9, 10 9/9, 10/9 9, 10 Safe 8 Argentine Tango / "Heart Upon My Sleeve", Celebrity Dance Duel (Jive) / "Ain't Nothing Wrong with That" 10, 9 10/10, 10/10 10, 10 Safe 9 Quickstep / "You Can't Hurry Love", Jazz / "Too Darn Hot" 10, 9 9/10, 10/10 10, 10 Safe 10 Salsa / "Ran Kan Kan", Freestyle / "Dare You", Argentine Tango & Cha-cha-cha Fusion / "Rather Be" 10, 10, 10 10, 9, 10 10, 10, 10 Runner-up Score from guest judge Robin Roberts, For this week only, as part of the "Partner Switch-Up", Purdy did not perform with Derek Hough and instead performed with Mark Ballas., Score from guest judge Julianne Hough., Score from guest judge Donny Osmond., Score from guest judge Redfoo., Scores from guest judge Ricky Martin., Score from guest judge Abby Lee Miller., Score from guest judge Kenny Ortega. Acting: Hough starred as Ren in the 2006 original cast production of Footloose: The Musical at the Novelo Theatre in London's West End, as well as on the 2006 UK national tour. Hough's West End performance earned him a nomination as The Stuart Phillips London Newcomer of the Year in the Theatregoers' Choice Awards. Hough made his Broadway debut on January 8, 2010, starring with Kym Johnson and Mary Murphy in Burn the Floor for the final four performances of the show's Broadway run. Hough's other theatre work include playing the lead in Jesus Christ Superstar at the Millfield Theatre, and dancing in the company in Chitty Chitty Bang Bang at the London Palladium. Miscellaneous: Hough was founding member of the Ballas Hough Band (formerly Almost Amy) and he shared lead vocals, played guitar and had several songwriting credits on the band's self-titled debut CD that was released by Hollywood Records in March 2009. Hough directed Mark Ballas' music video for his song "Get My Name" that was released on MTV on May 14, 2014. Hough's first book Breakthrough Moments: Lessons from a Life in Motion will be available on August 5, 2014. Personal life: Hough dated India de Beaufort from 2000 until 2008. In 2008, Hough began dating actress/model Shannon Elizabeth after they met each other as partners on Dancing With the Stars. Their relationship lasted until August, 2009. Hough's subsequent relationships have included Cheryl Cole (2010-2011) and Nina Dobrev (2013). Hough is an avid animal lover and can often be spotted out with his rescue dog Romie. Filmography: Film Year Title Role Notes 2001 Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone Hogwarts schoolboy Uncredited role 2012 Rock of Ages Cameo appearance 2013 Make Your Move 3D Donny The movie's first title was Cobu 3D Television Year Title Role Notes 2007 DanceX Himself Panelist; BBC One channel 2007-14 Dancing with the Stars Himself 5-time winner; Emmy winner 2011 Better With You Philip (dance instructor) Episode: "Better With Dancing" 2011 When I was 17 Himself S2E35 MTV 2013 Family Dance Off Himself/Host ABC 2014 Ridiculousness Himself/Guest S4E16, MTV Theater Year Title Role Notes 2005 Chitty Chitty Bang Bang London's West End debut, London Palladium 2006 Jesus Christ Superstar Jesus Millfield Theatre in London 2006 Footloose: The Musical Ren Novelo Theatre, London's West End 2010 Burn the Floor Broadway debut Music video Year Title Role Notes 2008 That Song in My Head Cameo appearance Singer: Julianne Hough, Single: That Song in My Head 2009 99 Times Principal male Singer: Kate Voegele, Album: A Fine Mess 2009 Download Singer: Lil' Kim, Single: Download 2010 Parachute Main dancer Singer: Cheryl Cole, Album: 3 Words 2013 Someone Somewhere Tonight Main dancer Singer: Kellie Pickler, Single: Someone Somewhere Tonight Emmy Awards and nominations: Hough is a one time Emmy winner for Outstanding Choreography and has earned five Creative Arts Primetime Emmy nominations in total for his work on Dancing with the Stars. The first one was in 2009 when he shared a nomination with his younger sister Julianne Hough for their Jive routine to "Great Balls on Fire". The second and third ones were in 2010; one as choreographer for his Futuristic Paso Doble routine to "Living on Video" (danced with Joanna Krupa on season nine) and his Quickstep routine to "Anything goes" (danced with Nicole Scherzinger on season ten) and one shared with Chelsie Hightower for their Paso Doble routine to "Malaquena". Hough had two nominations in the same category in 2013, one shared with Allison Holker for their two contemporary routines to "Heart Cry" (danced with Allison Holker, Melanie Moore, Jessica Lee Keller and Katherine McCormick on season 16) and to "Stars" (danced with Brilynn Rakes on season 16) and one on his own for his Quickstep routine to "Hey Pachuco", his Mambo routine to "Para Los Rumberos" (both danced with Shawn Johnson on All-stars season 15) and his routine to "Walking On Air" (danced with Jaimie Goodwin on season 16). He won the latter. Year Category Dance style(s)/song(s) Dance partner(s) Nominee(s) Result 2009 Outstanding choreography Jive/"Great Balls on Fire" Julianne Hough Derek Hough, Julianne Hough Nominated 2010 Outstanding choreography Futuristic Paso Doble/"Living on video", Quickstep/"Anything goes" Joanna Krupa, Nicole Scherzinger Derek Hough Nominated Paso Doble/"Malaguena" Chelsie Hightower Derek Hough, Chelsie Hightower 2013 Outstanding choreography Quickstep/"Hey Pachuco", Mambo/"Para Los Rumberos", Modern/"Walking on Air" Shawn Johnson, Shawn Johnson, Jaimie Goodwin Derek Hough Won Contemporary/"Stars", Contemporary/"Heart Cry", , , , Brilynn Rakes, Alison Holker, Melanie Moore, Jessica Lee Keller, Katherine McCormick Derek Hough, Alison Holker Nominated

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