With his sister, Julianne, Derek was trained in London at the Italia Conti Academy of Theater Arts.
He played the role of Ren Mc Cormack in the United Kingdom and West End tours of Footloose: The Musical.
It could be hard trying to be a good Mormon girl in Hollywood, but despite her glass of wine with dinner, she seems to be pulling it off.
On August 25, 2008, the cast of season seven was announced, and Hough was partnered with Hannah Montana actor Cody Linley.
She felt abdominal pains during their jitterbug performance on October 27, 2008 and was immediately rushed to a hospital following the encore performance.
“When I look back, I think it’s so sad I have no pictures of me with a cute, bare, 10-year-old face,” says Julianne, who returned home to Utah after a year in London — but found the transition difficult.
“It was a very mature world we lived in in London,” she says.
may be a competition show, but that doesn't mean fun isn't had on set! As we reported, Julianne Hough tied the knot to hockey player Brooks Laich at an outdoor ceremony in Coeur d'Alene, Idaho over the weekend surrounded by 200 of their closest family and friends!
We learned this to be true thanks to an EXCLUSIVE web extra, where judges Derek Hough and Ne-Yo went undercover to prank the contestants and host Jenna Dewan Tatum. Related: Kylie Jenner Pranks Her Fam With A Madame Tussauds Wax Figure After donning some identity shielding costumes, the two celeb dancers asked those on set what they all really thought about them. Be sure to ch-ch-check out the prank for yourself (below)! The , the dancer revealed even more details about the big day that she described as absolute "perfection"! As for the location, it was important to the couple to have the festivities take place on the lake.
She subsequently had surgery to have her appendix removed, causing her to miss several performances; Edyta Śliwińska stood in for her.
Derek Hough was born on May 15, 1985, in Salt Lake City, Utah, and is the only son of five children.
Derek is a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, sometimes casually called the Mormon Church. Derek is a professional dancer, choreographer, and singer.
He is a former world champion in Latin-American ballroom dance and was featured on season five and six of Dancing with the Stars.
“When I came home and went to high school, I didn’t know how to relate.” Julianne then returned to London, and to dance school (Italia Conti Academy of Theatre Arts), where she and Derek met future “DWt S” hoofer Mark Ballas.