He made his feature-film debut for director Duane Adler and producer Robert Cort in the feature film for British popstar Cheryl Cole, Hough performed live with her on her 2010 concert tour in England and France to rave reviews and standing ovations.Hough can also add author to his growing list of credits.His memoir hit stands in August of 2014 and rapidly was named to the prestigious New York Times Best-Seller list during two non-consecutive time periods.
Hough is the winningest professional dancer with six Mirror Ball Trophies.
His work has brought him Emmy nominations and inquiries from the film and music world regarding his dance knowledge and ability.
Fun fact: During the live performance Marilu started about 4 feet further away from where we had planned. Got to love a live show Huge congrats to @questcrew and @katmburns for taking home their first Emmys last night for Outstanding Choreography. What an honor to receive the Inspiration award last night at the dizzy feet foundation gala! Being a dancer gave me not only a career in entertainment and something to be passionate about, but it gave me a sense of home. The sun came out with the light bouncing off the wet concrete creating a peaceful and beautiful glow.
According to Instagram pics posted by both Hough and Mark Ballas, the pro partner spent the night in the emergency room!
"Long night in the ER with @derekhough nothing worse than seeing a fellow dancer get hurt especially your brother," Ballas captioned a pic of him and Hough, who is seen in a wheelchair.
"But he had me @bcjean and @corkyballas there by his side.#fam." PHOTOS: Stars Shared Pics From the Hospital Ballas says he and his girlfriend, singer Britney Jean Carlson, escorted Hough to the hospital, along with Ballas' father Corky, also a pro dancer. Hough also shared an Instagram photo from the hospital (which he quickly deleted) that showed he may have sustained injuries to both feet. Emmy Award-winning and New York Times best-selling author Derek Hough, the only six-time champion in franchise history of the hit ABC show Dancing with the Stars ,started dancing in his hometown of Salt Lake City, UT, at age 11.Just one year later, he moved to London to live and train with the top dance coaches in the world and attend the prestigious Italia Conti performing arts school where he studied theater, music and dance.A multi-talented entertainer, two-time Emmy Award winner and seven-time nominee for Best Choreography, Hough has appeared in film, television and stage projects as an actor.