Experience the thrilling twists and turns and spins with talented choreographer and dancer Derek Hough! The two-time Emmy Award-winning Dancing with the Stars instructor has just announced his first-ever solo tour. Hough began dancing at the age of 11 in his hometown of Salt Lake City, Utah. When he was 12, he attended the prestigious Italia Conti performing arts school where he studied theatre, music and dance. He eventually ended up teaching there. Hough made his first appearance on Dancing with the Stars in season four (week 6) as a guest instructor with Julianne and Apolo Anton Ohno. He then joined the cast of professional instructors in season five. Since then, Hugh has become the most decorated instructor on the show, having the most championship wins under his belt with six. Hough is a former WDSF World Latin Champion (2002) as well as a Blackpool U-21 Latin title lland with Aneta Piotrowska. He has won the LA Outstanding Dancer of the Year and the New York Dance Alliance Outstanding Dance awards. In 2013, Hough won the Emmy Award for Outstanding Choreography, and did so again in 2015. Throughout his career, he has been nominated for 8 Emmy Awards for choreography.