There are different ways of enjoying our day to day lives and some of these ways include: listening to music, reading novels and once in a while testing your dancing skills. You would never be luckier than by having someone who can provide all these at a single twist. Derek Hough is one of the artists gifted not only in music but dancing as well. Below is the biography and net worth of Derek Hough in 2018.
Early Life & Biography
Derek was born on 17th May, 1985 and his family resided in Sandy Utah which is located in Salt Lake City. He is the second last son in a family of five and the family was Later-day Saint (Mormon) members. He is the fourth born of Marianne and Bruce Hough who worked as the chairman of Utah Republican Party twice in his lifetime.
Derek is the only son and has four sisters who are; Katherine, Marabeth, Sharee and Julianne. Both his paternal grandparents were dancers and they transferred they same to his parents. Marianne and Bruce Hough first met in a ballroom dancing team which is enough prove they were both great dancers.
Although Derek Hough is not married yet, he has been involved in two main relationships. Between 2000 and 2008, he dated India de Beaufort who was an actress, a singer and a songwriter too. Two however broke up and he started dating Shannon Elizabeth who was a former actress and model. The two dated for a year before breaking up.
Career, Awards & Nominations
Derek was sent to London when he was 12 years old to study under ballroom dancers Corky Ballas and Shirley Ballas after his parents separated. Derek joined Italia Conti Academy of Theatre Arts and took courses in gymnastics, songs, theatre, and several dance forms like; tap, jazz and ballet. His sister Jualianne joined him later and they formed a pop music trio by the name “2 Boys, 1Girl” (abbreviated as 2B1G) together with Mark Ballas’ son. The team has a sole purpose of performing in different dance competitions in the UK and US.
Derek participated in several competitions between 1998 and 2004 and had an opportunity of travelling different countries like Netherlands, Poland, Japan, Ireland, Czechoslovakia and the US. He won the World Youth Latin Champion in 2002. In 2003, he won Under-21 Latin title after taking place at the Blackpool Dance Festival.
Derek Hough has appeared in a number of films as well as the reality dancing shows including: Footloose, The Musical, Burn the Floor, Dance X, Dancing with the Stars, Make your Move, Get My Name, Taking the Lead and The Arena among others.
During his career in the acting and dancing field, he has won several awards which include: Emmy Award Nominations after his first appearance on Dancing with the Stars, Kaleidoscope Award after bringing laughter and light into the lives of children. He received this award with his sister Julianne at Mattel Children’s Hospital on 10th April 2014. On 17th October 2014 he received Inspiration Award during GLSEN’s annual Respect Awards among many others.
Net Worth $ Earnings
Derek is celebrated young artist with an estimated net worth of $5 million. Though he has been involved in different artistic activities, his main sources of income are dancing and choreography. However, he has also made a few earnings from acting and theatre and has appeared in a number of music videos.
Derek Hough is a gifted artist and he has been involved in different films, competed in a number dancing competitions and also music videos. Other than dancing and acting, Derek Hough can also play different musical instruments which include: drums, guitar and piano. Different people have been pushing Derek to get married but nothing has been reported yet.