is an American professional Latin and ballroom dancer, choreographer, director, actor, singer-songwriter, and musician.
Since September 2007, Hough has become known for his work on the ABC dance-competition series, Dancing with the Stars, on which he has won a record six seasons.
On February 27, 2016, during the Weinstein Company's annual pre-Oscar dinner at the Montage in Beverly Hills, it was announced that Hough would be the male lead for the upcoming Singin' in the Rain Broadway production, which is scheduled to open in January 2017.
Hough was a founding member of the Ballas Hough Band (formerly Almost Amy) and he shared lead vocals, played guitar and had several songwriting credits on the band's self-titled debut CD that was released by Hollywood Records in March 2009.
A few months later, on February 22, 2013, Hough announced that he would be back for season 16, stating on his Twitter account, "Wasn’t sure if I was able to do this season because of my other projects, but worked it out so I can do both. The couple made it to the first night of the finals, finishing in fourth place. Notes: Hough and Grey hold the most perfect scores in all 16 seasons with six perfect 30s.
On February 24, 2015, Hough was announced as one of the returning professional dancers on season 20 despite previously reporting he would not be taking part in this season. The couple made it to the finals and won the competition on November 24, 2015, marking Hough's sixth win on the show. On August 30, 2016, it was revealed that Hough would once again return as a professional dancer for season 23. They won season 11 on November 23, 2010 and this season marked Hough's third win, making him the first pro to win three times.
Including the two nominations that he went on to win, Hough has been nominated for 8 Emmy Awards for choreography.