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Derek Hough's Biography

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Derek Hough, who is originally from Salt Lake City, was born on 17 May 1985.

Although born in the USA, Derek Hough has lived in England from an early age.

He was, in effect, brought up since he was 12 by Corky and Shirley Ballas, who were International Latin Champions. Corky Ballas appeared on Dancing with the Stars series 7.

Like the Ballas's son, Mark Ballas, who was to be a dance partner of Derek Hough's sister Julianne, Derek went to the Italia Conti.

Mark Ballas and Derek Hough performed in a band together that used to be called Almost Amy.

Derek Hough's dance partnership with Aneta Piotrowska lasted for two years, and then he partnered Rosa Filippello.

By the age of 18, Derek Hough had become a World Latin American Champion.

Derek Hough partnered by Jennifer Grey won season 11 of Dancing with the Stars.

It was back to back victories as Derek Hough partnering Nicole Scherzinger won season 10 of Dancing with the Stars.

Derek Hough also had back-to-back victories in series 16 and 17 with Kellie Pickler and Amber Riley respectively.

He also won Dancing with the Stars season 21 with Bindi Irwin.

In Dancing with the Stars series 9 Derek Hough partnered Joanna Krupa. They came fourth.

In Dancing with the Stars series 8 Derek Hough danced with Lil' Kim. They came fifth.

In series 7 of Dancing with the Stars, Derek Hough partnered Brooke Burke to victory. It was Derek Hough's third season on the show.

Derek Hough partnered Jennie Garth in series five of Dancing with the Stars.

Derek and Jennie did well in Dancing with the Stars after a shaky start but ended up being the ninth couple to be eliminated.

In series six of Dancing with the Stars, Derek Hough partnered Shannon Elizabeth.

Derek and Shannon were eliminated on the seventh week.

They ended up getting together in a relationship.

In October 2008, Derek Hough talked to People Magazine about living with not just Shannon but also three of his Almost Amy bandmates and four dogs.

Derek Hough was a choreographer on Bruno Tonioli's team on Dance X.

Derek Hough received good reviews for his performance as Ren McCormack in the lead role of Footloose.

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