Derek Hough is an American dancer and choreographer. He is known for his work, since September 2007, on the U.S. television dance-competition series Dancing with the Stars, on which he has won five seasons. He also won the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Choreography in 2013 for three routines that he choreographed on the show. Hough has also acted in stage productions such as in the 2006 original production of Footloose: The Musical at the Novelo Theatre in London's West End. He holds a world champion title in Under 21 Latin American Dance.