Derek Hough
Derek Hough
Real Name/Full Name Derek Bruce Hough
Nick Name/Celebrated Name: Derek Hough
Birth Place: Salt Lake City, Utah, United States
Date Of Birth/Birthday: 17 May 1985
Age/How Old: 39 years old
Height/How Tall: In Centimetres –  178 cm
In Feet and Inches – 5′ 8″
Weight: In Kilograms –  76 kg
In Pounds –  167.551 lbs
Eye Color: Blue
Hair Color: Brown
Parents Name: Father –Bruce Hough
Mother –Marianne Hough
Siblings: Julianne, Katherine, Marabeth, and Sharee
School: Italia Conti Academy of Theatre Arts
College: N/A
Religion: N/A
Nationality: American
Zodiac Sign: Taurus
Gender: Male
Sexual Orientation: Straight
Marital Status: In a relationship
Girlfriend: Hayley Erbert
Wife/Spouse Name: N/A
Kids/Children Name: N/A
Profession: American professional Latin and ballroom dancer, choreographer, actor and singer
Net Worth: $10 million
Last Updated: June 2024

Derek Hough is a famous American professional ballroom dancer who is also a singerm actor and choreographer. This American dancer has won a record six seasons of the popular reality TV show Dancing with the Stars. Besides, Derek has also appeared in several television shows, films and theatres. Over the years, Derek has choreographed many videos.

Well, how well do you know about Derek Hough? If not much, we have compiled all you need to know about Derek Hough’s net worth in 2024, his age, height, weight, wife, kids, biography and complete details about his life. Well, if you’re all set, here is what we know about Derek Hough to date.

Biography and early life

Derek Hough came to this world on 17 May 1995 in Salt Lake City, Utah, to his parents Bruce Hough and Marianne Hough. He has four siblings including, Gillian Catherine, Mary Beth, and Shari and the family grew up in Sandy, Utah, in Salt Lake City alongside his parents. Hough comes from a family background of dancers. His parents met in Idaho while in college in a ballroom dancing team. Also, Derek is related to famous musicians Ross Lynch, Rydel, Riker and Rocky.

When Hough was twelve years old, his parents divorced, resulting in moving to London with his sister Julianne where the two took up dancing lessons. The Ballas family taught them how to dance alongside their son, Mark Ballas. The trio learnt different styles in dancing and formed the 2BIG trio, and took part in various dancing competitions in the US and the UK.  During his early years, he participated in the world Youth Latin championships in 2002 and won. Also, Hough won the Black Bull under 21 in 2003.

Age, Height, Weight & Body Measurement

So, how old is Derek Hough in 2024 and what is his height and weight? Well, Derek Hough’s age is 39 years old as of today’s date 14th June 2024 having been born on 17 May 1985. Though, he is 5′ 8″ in feet and inches and 178 cm in Centimetres tall, he weighs about 167.551lbs in Pound and 76 kg in Kilograms.


He was sent to London to study when he was 12 years old, where his coaches were Shirley and Corky Ballas. He studied Dance, stayed there for ten years, and attended the Italia Conti Academy of theatre arts. His sister Julianne, a famous dancer, also attended the same dancing classes with his brother.

Personal Life: Dating, Girlfriends, Wife, Kids

Derek was once in a relationship with her India de Beaufort from 2002-2008, but they never got married. He then dated Shannon Elizabeth, Cheryl, Nikki Reed, Kate Hudson, Nina Dobrev but they never got married. He is currently dating Hayley Erbert. Hayley Erbert, 26, comes from Topeka, Kansas and has been dancing since three years old. Hayley and Derek has been dating for the last five years plus, and there are no rumours of a separation.

Is Derek Hough Gay?

Derek Hough is straight as long as his sexual orientation is concerned, evident in his many relationships. All his partners over the years are females hence confirming that his sexuality is straight.  Currently, he is dating Hayley Elbert, a dancer, and the couple has been together for the last five years plus. Also, no rumours of a separation and reliable sources claim that their relationship is moving forward.

Professional career

Derek Hough is a professional dancer whose debut on national television was in 2002 in the World Latin dancing championship. He participated in the dancing competition and won. In the following years, he participated in other competitions in the US and the UK, even becoming the most outstanding dancer in Los Angeles.

Over the years, Hough worked with many dancing experts and was part of the Dancing with Star show. He appeared in a minor role in Harry Potter in the year 2001 and also in The Philosopher’s Stone. He also appeared in the film Rock Of Ages and made your Move 3D.

He appeared as a panellist in 2007, the dance x on BBC One. Then also appeared on Dancing with the Stars in the same year. He has successfully appeared in dancing with the Stars from 2007 to and one is six times. There are other televisions that he had appeared in, including; Better With You,’ ‘When I Was 17’, ‘ ‘Nashville,’ ‘Lip Sync Battle,’ ‘Jane the Virgin,” Family Dance Off, and ‘Hairspray Live!’.

There are many singles that he has carry or graft which includes  “Dоwnlоаd” (Lіl’ Кіm), “І Веlіеvе Іn Yоu” (Місhаеl Вublе), “Раrасhutе” (Сhеrуl Соlе), “Ѕоmеоnе Ѕоmеwhеrе Тоnіght” (Кеllіе Рісklеr), “Тhаt Ѕоng іn Му Неаd” (Јulіаnnе Ноugh), аnd “99 Тіmеѕ” (Каtе Vоеgеlе).

He has also appeared in live theatre productions, and there’s a possibility that he will appear in Singin’ in the Rain.


Derek Hough is among the most talented dancers of all time. He has won many competitions in the United States and the United Kingdom. He was honored with the kaleidoscope Award by UCLA and the industry dance award three times, and also the 2014 young Hollywood awards also won.

He won the World Carol Griffin awards in 2015 then was honored at the 2016 dizzy feet Foundation celebration of dance gala. Also, Hough has 12 Primetime Emmy Awards from 7 nomination and other nominations that he has won Teen Choice Awards, Reality Television Awards, and World of Industry Dance Awards.

Net Worth, Salary & Earnings of Derek Hough in 2024

Derek Hough Net Worth
Derek Hough Net Worth

As of 2024, Derek Hough’s net worth estimates to $10 million. His Fortunes come from his regular salary by getting from dancing with the Stars. Another source of income includes his appearance in several shows and the making of various music video choreographers. He is considered one of the most sought-after dancers globally and has won several dance competitions in the UK and the US.

Some Interesting Facts You Need To Know

  • Hough started learning dancing when he was twelve years old after moving to London
  • Derek Hough was once in a dance trio group alongside his sister Julianne and friend, Mark
  • Over the years, Derek has taken part in the dancing with the Stars show
  • He has worked alongside many stars

He is now serving as judge of season 29 of dancing with the Stars, which comes following four seasons of NBC’s world dance alongside Jennifer Lopez and Ne-Yo. Derek Hough career’ kicked off in 2002, and he has taken part in various competitions. His story encourages young people to focus on their career and dream big despite their challenges.


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