Derek Hough and 'Dancing with the Stars':
Former World Champion Latin American Dance champion Derek Hough joined his sister Julianne Hough as a professional dancer on Dancing with the Stars during the show's fifth season. On DWTS, Derek has been paired with celebrity contestants Jenny Garth, Shannon Elizabeth (who he started dating), and Brooke Burke.
Before 'Dancing with the Stars':
Derek, one of five siblings in a Mormon family, moved from Utah to London at a young age to study at the Italia Conti Academy of Theatre Arts. Derek lived and studied in London from 1998 to 2004. The Latin American Dance champ competed all over the world before he was given the opportunity to compete on Dancing With the Stars.
His Other Passion:
Just like his sister Julianne, Derek also has a passion for making music. Derek plays guitar and sings lead vocals in the band Almost Amy, which he formed with longtime friend and fellow Dancing With the Stars pro Mark Ballas.