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Mark Ballas Height, Weight, Measurements, Shoe Size, Wiki, Biography


Dancer Mark Ballas Height, Weight, Measurements, Shoe Size, Wiki, Biography details. Mark Ballas is an American Dancer, Choreographer, Singer, Songwriter, Musician, and Actor. He is a professional ballroom dancer on the ABC Program ‘Dancing with the Stars’.

His career started with the show Dancing with the Star season 5 and he was nominated for an Emmy Award for his outstanding choreography. In 2011, he released his first solo CD ‘HurtLoveBox’.

Mark Ballas was born on 24 March 1986 in Houston, Texas, United States of America. His Zodiac is Gemini. His Father was Named Corky Ballas and Shirley Ballas. Mark Ballas got married to BC Jean in 2016. Mark went to Rosemead Preparatory School, South London, and then completed education at Italia Conti Academy of Theatre Arts.

Mark Balla’s height is 5 feet 6 inches tall and his body weight is 72 kilograms. His body measurements are 38-32-15 inches, including his chest size 38 inches, waist size 32 inches, and biceps size 15 inches. Moreover, he is wearing a shoe of size 9.5 (US). Mark Ballas has the dark brown color eye and black color hair. Read a biography of Derek Hough and Valentin Chmerkovskiy.

Mark Ballas Personal Details

  • Date Of Birth: 24 May 1986
  • Birth Place: Houston, Texas, USA
  • Birth Name: Mark Alexander Ballas Jr.
  • Nicknames: Mark, Alexander Jean
  • Zodiac Sign: Gemini
  • Occupation: Dancer, Choreographer, Singer-songwriter, Musician, Actor
  • Nationality: American
  • Race/Ethnicity: Biracial (Greek, Mexican, Spanish, English and Irish)
  • Religion: Unknown
  • Hair Color: Black
  • Eye Color: Dark Brown
  • Sexual Orientation: Straight

Mark Ballas Body Statistics

  • Weight in Pounds: 159 lbs
  • Weight in Kilogram: 72 kg
  • Height in Feet: 5′ 6″
  • Height in Meters: 1.68 m
  • Body Build/Type: Athletic
  • Chest: 38 in (96.5 cm)
  • Biceps: 15 in (38 cm)
  • Waist: 32 in (81 cm)
  • Shoe Size: 9. 5 (US)

Mark Ballas Family Details

  • Father: Corky Ballas (Professional Ballroom Dancer, Competitive Latin dancer)
  • Mother: Shirley Ballas (Ballroom Dancer, Dance Adjudicator, Dance Teacher)
  • Spouse: BC Jean (m. 2016)
  • Children: Not yet
  • Siblings: None
  • Others: Audrey Rich (Maternal Grandmother), David Rich (Maternal Uncle), Mary Rich (Cousin), George Charles Ballas, Sr (Paternal Grandfather), Maria Louisa Marulanda Ballas (Paternal Grandmother), George Ballas Jr. (Paternal Uncle), Michelle Ballas Pritchard (Paternal Aunt), Maria Ballas Jamail (Paternal Aunt), Lillian Ballas Miles (Paternal Aunt)

Mark Ballas Education

  • Rosemead Preparatory School, South London
  • Italia Conti Academy of Theatre Arts
  • Music Group: Ballas Hough Band (2005–2010)
  • Albums: HurtLoveBox, Sosv1, BHB

Mark Ballas Facts

  • He is of Greek, Mexican, Spanish, English and Irish descent.
  • He grew up with Derek and Julianne Hough.
  • He learned to play the guitar at the age of 9.
  • Along with Julianne Hough, he won the Junior Latin American Dance Championship and the gold medal at the Junior Olympics.
  • Kim Kardashian was his partner during Season seven of Dancing with the Stars.
  • He is very fond of collecting guitars and sneakers.

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Mark Ballas Quick Info
Height 5 ft 6 in
Weight 70 kg
Date of Birth May 24, 1986
Zodiac Sign Gemini
Brittany Jean Carlson

Mark Ballas is an American dancer, choreographer, singer, songwriter, musician, actor, and television personality who has been a professional ballroom dancer on the ABC show Dancing with the Stars. He was nominated for an Emmy for “Outstanding Choreography” in 2011. As a musician, he has been a member of the duo Alexander Jean, alongside BC Jean. The duo has released extended plays and tracks like For Anybody WonderingSo BadHead HighComing DownRoses and VioletsHigh EnoughO Holy Night, Stampede (ft. Lindsey Stirling), Paper PlanesHighs & Lows, Waiting for You, We Three Kings (ft. Casey Abrams), Nevermind, and God Rest You Merry, Gentlemen.

Born Name

Mark Alexander Ballas Jr.

Nick Names

Mark, Alexander Jean

Mark Ballas giving a performance at Room 5 Lounge in Los Angeles in June 2014

Sun Sign


Born Place

Houston, Texas, United States


Laurel Canyon, Hollywood Hills, Los Angles, California, United States




Mark studied at Rosemead Preparatory School in South London.

When he turned 11, he earned a spot for full-time academic and vocational training at the Italia Conti Academy of Theatre Arts in London.

For higher education, Mark acquired a scholarship to continue studying in the Italia Conti Arts Centre for a BA (Hons) in Musical Theatre.


Actor, Singer, Songwriter, Musician, Dancer, Choreographer, Reality TV Personality

  • Father – Mark Alexander Ballas Sr. aka Corky Ballas (Professional Ballroom Dancer, Competitive Latin dancer)
  • Mother – Shirley Rich (Ballroom Dancer, Dance Teacher, Dance Adjudicator)
  • Siblings – He has no siblings.
  • Others
    • George A. Rich (Maternal Grandfather)
    • Audrey Rich (Maternal Grandmother)
    • David Rich (Maternal Uncle) (Expired)
    • Mary Rich (Cousin)
    • George Charles Ballas, Sr (Paternal Grandfather) (Bombardier in World War II, American Entrepreneur)
    • Maria Louisa Marulanda Ballas (Paternal Grandmother) (Singer / Dancer)
    • George Ballas Jr. (Paternal Uncle)
    • Michelle Ballas Pritchard (Paternal Aunt)
    • Maria Ballas Jamail (Paternal Aunt)
    • Lillian Ballas Miles (Paternal Aunt)


Mark has been repped by –

  • Tara Joseph, J.A.M (Manager)
  • Kaedian LLP (Law Firm)
  • Keith Naisbit, Agency for the Performing Arts (APA), Beverly Hills, Los Angeles, California (Agent)
  • Rona Menashe, Guttman PR, Beverly Hills, California (Publicist)


Pop, Rock, Folk


Vocals, Steel String Acoustic and Electric Guitar, Bass, Piano, Drums

  • Hollywood Records
  • HitPlay Records (Red Music, Sony)

Net Worth

His net worth had been $3 Million according to




5 ft 6 in or 168 cm


70 kg or 154 lbs

Girlfriend / Spouse

Mark Ballas has dated –

  1. Julianne Hough (2002–2004) – Mark and Julianne practically grew up together. They were registered as dance partners for 5 years in several junior dance competitions in the USA and UK and even started a band together. Although no concrete confirmation of their dating period is available, it won’t come off as a surprise in retrospect if Mark and Julianne dated each other when Julianne was still in her teens. They probably broke up after Julianne decided to return to the USA to finish her education. The two continue to remain good friends owing to Mark’s closeness with Julianne’s brother, Derek.
  2. Sabrina Bryan (2007–2009) – Mark met Sabrina in season 5 of Dancing with the Stars when he participated in the reality dance competition for the very first time and Sabrina was declared his celebrity partner. Since both of them were singers and dancers by profession with a hard-working, perfectionist attitude, they hit it off as soon as they were paired in the reality show. Their camaraderie set off speculation that the two were probably dating. But, it was their surprise exit that made them finish the show prematurely in 7th place that pushing them closer to each other. Heartbreak and shock caused by an early exit made Sabrina and Mark lean on each other for emotional support. They disclosed their newfound status as a couple to TV Guide but broke up in 2009.
  3. Joanna Pacitti (2008–2009) – Mark had a very public romance with former American Idol contestant Joanna. They met in North Carolina where Mark was training with season 6 celebrity partner Kristi Yamaguchi. During the initial months, Mark and Joanna spent a lot of time together despite Mark’s intense schedule and were frequently seen posing for pictures at various red carpet events. However, a year into dating, Mark saw a few professional setbacks that probably also affected his relationship. He confirmed his break-up by stating, “It just wasn’t working out.”
  4. Jeanine Mason (2010-2011) – Mark was frequently spotted by the paparazzi out on a date with So You Think You Can Dance winner, Jeanine Mason.
  5. Pia Toscano (2011) – The former American Idol contestant met Mark on the sets of Dancing with the Stars (2011) when she made a guest appearance on that show. They dated each other for 1 month before Pia decided to end the relationship, given their demanding work schedules. Mark disclosed the two parted on good terms without any hard feelings.
  6. Tiffany Dunn (2012) – Mark had a brief but very volatile, passionate, and public romance with pop singer and choreographer Tiffany Dunn. The two were frequently spotted hand in hand on the streets of Hollywood. Their romance quickly turned sour as their fights turned public as well. TMZ even reported that Tiffany happened to wreck Mark’s car. Although the couple reconciled, their relationship wasn’t meant to last.
  7. Eliana Girard (2012) – The paparazzi spotted Mark kissing and dancing with another So You Think You Can Dance winner, Eliana Girard at a Las Vegas nightclub. But it was speculated to be nothing more than a fling since the two of them were not heard of as a couple thereafter.
  8. Brittany Jean Carlson aka BC Jean (2012–Present) – Mark and Brittany saw each other perform at a singer/songwriter showcase before having a conversation at that fundraising concert which was organized by a mutual friend. Both of them were impressed by each other’s musical talent. Mark particularly found himself inspired by Brittany’s songwriting ability. 6 months after dating each other, Mark and Brittany went on a vacation to Jamaica and discovered an effortless musical collaboration as well. The ease in their relationship to work and play together led Mark to propose a day before Thanksgiving in November 2015 for which he decorated his driveway with roses and violets and the interior of his house with the Woodstock theme of the 60s / 70s. The couple got married on November 25, 2016, at Calamigos Ranch in Malibu, California. They had an outdoor wedding with a bohemian theme. The bride wore a gown by Israeli designer, Idan Cohen.

Race / Ethnicity

Biracial (Predominantly White, part Hispanic)

His father has Mexican, Greek, and Spanish ancestry while his mother comes from English and Irish lineage.

Hair Color


Eye Color

Dark Brown

Sexual Orientation


Distinctive Features
  • Thick, curly hair
  • Two prominent moles on the right cheek and one on the right temple
  • Several tattoos on the body and has his left forearm completely covered in tattoos while the right arm has a full tattoo sleeve

Shoe Size

9 (US) or 8.5 (UK) or 42 (EU)

Brand Endorsements
  • He promotes the following guitar brands:
    • Martin Guitars
    • Kremona Flamenco Guitars
  • He quit smoking and shared his story through an ad campaign issued in the public interest by being a spokesperson for Glaxo Smith Kline (GSK). Mark encouraged other smokers to get over their addiction by using Blueprint to Quit, a nicotine replacement therapy created by GSK and promoted in partnership with Walmart in 2013.
  • Mark frequently promotes a drink called Keto Max on his social media accounts.

Best Known For
  • His long stint as a choreographer in the reality dance competition called Dancing with the Stars.
    • Mark started with season 5 of the show and competed for all the forthcoming seasons till season 22 (2016) after which he took a break for two seasons.
    • From seasons 5 to 22, he won the show twice (season 6, 8), was declared second 3 times (season 14, 19, 22), and finished in the third-place 3 times as well (season 11, 12, 18).

First Album

As a part of Ballas Hough Band also known as Almost Amy, Mark released BHB (March 2009) which was the debut and only album of that group.

As a solo artist, his first album was HurtLoveBox (March 2011).

As one half of Alexander Jean duet, he first released an EP called Head High (June 2016).

First Film

An uncredited role of a Hogwarts schoolboy in Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone (2001).

First TV Show

As an actor, Mark had 1 episode of appearance as Mateo Romero in Samantha Who? in 2008.

Personal Trainer
  • The biggest lifestyle change made by Mark to improve his fitness was to quit smoking in his late 20s when he realized he frequently got out of breath during dance rehearsals.
  • He revealed getting over his dependence on cigarettes was a long, slow process that required a lot of perseverance considering that he started smoking after he turned 16 and could easily smoke up to a pack of cigarettes a day in his teens.
  • Sometimes, he takes up fight training at a place like True Warrior Fitness, for a change of pace from his usual routine.
  • 4 to 5 hours of daily dance rehearsals are more than enough cardio for Mark, so he primarily hits the gym to focus on strength training.
  • Since he has a lot of injuries, he needs a personal trainer to customize a program that rehabilitates his weaknesses and sustains his body’s ability to withstand his rigorous lifestyle.
  • Hence, along with free weights and a TRX suspension trainer, Mark does a variety of core exercises.
  • Since 2016, Mark actively started favoring a Ketogenic diet.
  • From Thanksgiving to the Christmas holidays is the only time, Mark tends to slack in his strict diet and exercise routine.
  • To lose the holiday pounds quickly, Mark’s strategy in the past has been to start his day with a cold-pressed juice followed by an apple and a handful of organic nuts such as almonds/cashews before hitting the gym.
  • Post-workout, he consumes a very dense protein shake that is made up of:
    • 2 scoops of chocolate protein powder
    • 1 tablespoon organic peanut butter
    • 2 medium bananas
    • 2 egg whites and 1 whole egg
    • 6 ounces of water
  • After a long day of mainly a liquid diet, he consumes a heavy dinner such as grilled organic chicken with vegetables.
  • He schedules a cheat meal to eat whatever he wants for dinner after his performance on Dancing with the Stars.

Mark Ballas Favorite Things
  • Color – Lime Green, Turquoise
  • Guilty Pleasure – Pizza, Pasta
  • Pizza Brand – Domino’s Mighty Meaty
  • Cuisine – Italian, Mexican
  • Dance Forms – Jive, Lindy Hop, Cha-Cha, Samba
  • Dream Vacation Spot – Bora Bora
  • Sport – Soccer
  • Sports Team – Manchester United
  • Band – Nirvana
  • Musical Influences – Kurt Cobain, Eric Clapton, John Mayer, Sia
  • Contemporary Artist – Ed Sheeran

Source – USA Today, Daily Burn, US Magazine, InStyle

Mark Ballas Facts
  1. Mark was raised with Derek and Julianne Hough by his parents Corky and Shirley with a grueling and competitive schedule that required him to study, dance, sing, act and learn musical instruments.
  2. All three artists credit their success in Hollywood to their childhood sacrifices and Mark still maintains a rigorous routine that involves dancing and training by day and working on his music by night.
  3. He got his wife’s initials within the drawing of a lioness on his chest.
  4. Mark choreographed Diet Pepsi’s Super Bowl commercial starring Sofia Vergara in 2012.
  5. He learned to play the guitar at the age of 9.
  6. He is very fond of collecting guitars and sneakers.
  7. Mark adopted a rescue dog in 2015 and named him Hendrix.
  8. His paternal grandfather invented the famous Weed Eater lawn trimming device.
  9. He has a fetish for women’s feet.
  10. Mark is such a huge Kurt Cobain fan that he hopes to have a daughter someday, so he can name her after Cobain’s band, Nirvana.
  11. He claims to be terrified of bees and wasps.
  12. Being a Texas native who grew up in London, Mark discloses that his accent unknowingly switches between British and Southern by itself.
  13. Mark is extremely close to Derek Hough and both of them purchased a house together when they first moved to Los Angeles.
  14. He was declared the final actor to play the lead role of singer Frankie Valli for the closing Broadway show of Jersey Boys (2018).

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Mark Ballas Biography

Mark Ballas (née) Mark Alexander Ballas, Jr. is an American dancer, choreographer, songwriter, musician, and actor. Ballas was a professional ballroom dancer on ABC's Dancing with the Stars. He began participating in the show in its fifth season in the fall of 2007, and his dancing prowess earned him consecutive Emmy nominations for Outstanding Choreography in 2011. In terms of music, in March 2011 he released his first solo CD titled HurtLoveBox. It is part of Alexandre Jean; rock duo he formed with his wife BC Jean in 2015.

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Mark Ballas Age | Birthday | How old is Mark Ballas?

Alexander was born on May 24, 1986 in Houston, Texas, USA and turned 33 in 2019.

Mark Ballas Parents | Family

Ballas was born in Houston, Texas, USA to two dancers. He is the son of dancers Corky Ballas and Shirley Ballas (née Rich). His paternal grandparents were of Mexican, Spanish and Greek descent, while his mother is British and of English descent. His paternal grandfather, George Ballas, invented the Weed Eater lawn mower. His paternal great-grandparents, Karolos ("Charles") Ballas and Maria Limnaos, were immigrants to the United States from Greece.


As a young man he entered and attended Rosemead Preparatory School in South London. By the age of 11, Mark had secured a permanent position at the Italia Conti Academy of Theater Arts in London and was also given a full scholarship. In 2005, he was awarded the "Performer of the Year" award. He went on to win the British Open to the World, US Open to the World and The International Open to the World championships. With his former partner Julianne Hough, he won the Junior Latin Dance Championship and a gold medal at the Youth Olympics.

Mark Ballas Height and weight | Eye color

Singer-songwriter standing at a height of 1.68 m; height 5 feet 6 inches. It weighs 75 kg (165 lb). His eyes are brown and his hair is black.

His body measurements include : Foot size : 10 US (44 EU) Chest size: 96 cm (38 inches) Waist size: 81 cm (32 inches) Biceps: 38 cm (15 inches) )

Mark Ballas Network

The dancer has an estimated net worth of $3 million, with income related to dancer, actor, choreographer and sponsorships. In addition, Mark's income comes from sales of his music.

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Mark Ballas Wife

The dancer tied the knot with singer-songwriter Brittany Jean Carlson, also known as BC Jean. They got engaged in November 2015 after three years of dating. got married on November 25, 2016 in Malibu, California. Ballas is a member of the singer-songwriter duo Alexander Jean, which he formed with his wife BC Jean.

Mark Ballas Group | Alexander Jean

Alexander John is a duo consisting of the singer and his wife BC Jean. They have worked as husband and wife in the American pop rock duo since 2015. The duo's debut single was "Roses and Violets", which entered the top 20 of the Billboard Hot 100 "Bubbling Under" chart. They had success with "Waiting for You" and were nominated for Elvis Duran's Artist of the Month for November 2018.

Mark Ballas Dancing with the Stars

About the fifth season of Dancing With the Stars Ballas' partner was Cheetah Girls star Sabrina Bryan. On October 30, 2007, the couple was eliminated from the show. They were the only couple who were invited back to the demonstration dance.

Ballas' partner for Season 6 Dancing With the Stars figure skater Kristi Yamaguchi, Olympic gold medal winner. They won the series.

On August 25, 2008, ABC announced the cast for the show's seventh season. Dancing With The Stars , with Ballas paired with reality star Kim Kardashian. They became the third pair to be eliminated from the tournament, finishing in eleventh place on September 30, 2008.

Already in its eighth season Dancing With the Stars Ballas was paired with Olympic gymnast Shawn Johnson, who won that season's competition on May 19, 2009.

For season 17 he was paired with a singer. Christina Milian. They were the fourth pair to be eliminated from the competition, despite high marks and good reviews from the judges. Mark was on the show until season 25, only missing seasons 23 and 24.

Mark Ballas Acting

As an actor Ballas played the lead role of Tony in the musical. Copacabana and was the lead dancer on the British National Tour of the Spanish musical. Maria from Buenos Aires . He also doubled for the role of Ritchie Valens on a UK national tour. Buddy, The Story of Buddy Holly .

Harry Potter

Ballas played an extra in Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone as part of the Hufflepuff House. In October 2008, Ballas made a guest appearance on the season premiere of Samantha Who .

Jersey Boys

On September 6, 2016, it was announced that Ballas would be the last actor to play the role of Frankie Valli in the Broadway cast. Jersey Boys until closing in 2017. On May 26, 2018, it was announced that he would be playing the role of a teenage angel in the 2018 Toronto revival. Grease in limited service from June 7th to 10th.

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From September 11, 2018 to November 18, 2018, Ballas played Charlie Price in the musical. Curly boots on Broadway

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  • 2017: quite high

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  • 2016: “Roses and violets”
  • 2016: “So bad”
  • 2017: “Paper Aircraft”
  • 2017: “We are three kings” (We are three kings ”
  • 2018: Stampede (feat. Lindsey Stirling)
  • 2018: Waiting For You

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Derek Hough Biography. Early life. Way to success. "Dancing with the Stars", "World of Dances". Personal life.

Derek Hough spent ten years as a professional dancer on Dancing with the Stars before becoming a judge on World of Dance; he has also appeared in films, stage shows, and television productions.

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Who is Derek Hough?

Derek Hough was one of the professional dancers on Dancing with the Stars for several seasons from 2007 to 2016, winning the record six times with his celebrity partners. A talented choreographer, he has won two Emmy awards for his choreography on Dancing with the Stars. Derek Hough spent his teenage years in London where he perfected his skills as a ballroom and Latin American dancer; by the age of 18 he became the world champion in Latin American dances. He has toured with his younger sister, fellow dancer Julianne Hough, and has appeared in stage productions, films, and television shows, including as a judge on World of Dance. Hough also wrote a New York Times best-selling memoir, Taking the Lead: Lessons from a Life in Motion (2014).

Early life

Derek Hough was born May 17, 1985 in Salt Lake City, Utah. Hough grew up in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints along with his three older sisters and younger sister Julianne. His parents, Mary Ann and Bruce, met on the college ballroom dance team; all his grandparents were also dancers.

Hough spoke openly about being bullied in Utah as a child. Describing his experience to People magazine in 2014, he said: “I got punched in the face and quite aggressively in the stomach. They tied me to trees and threw me into a field.” Hough also noted that he has since forgiven the perpetrators.

With the encouragement of their parents, Hough and Julianne began dancing together as children and continued to perform at schools and state fairs. When Hough was 13 years old, he and Julianne moved to London to attend the famous and demanding dance school Italia Conti Academy of Theater Arts (while in London Hough and Julianne lived with the family of fellow dancer Mark Ballas). This not only boosted their careers, but also provided a personal respite as Hough's parents were going through a divorce.

Dancing with the Stars

In 2007, Derek Hough became one of the pros in Dancing with the Stars in Season 5 (joining Julianne, who was already a professional dancer on the show). This job not only required Hough to teach celebrities how to perform dances such as rumba, tango, paso doble or jive, he had to choreograph various numbers. Hough has received several Emmy Award nominations in the choreography category for his work on the show, winning in 2013 and 2015. After a decade in which Hough became a six-time Mirrorball trophy winner along with various celebrity partners, he retired from Dancing with the Stars in 2016. Hough returned as referee at 29season.


In his first season of Dancing with the Stars, Hough collaborated with

actress Jennie Garth. The following year, he teamed up with American actress Shannon Elizabeth for Season 6 and Brooke Burke for Season 7; Burke and Hough won this season. In 2009, Hough worked with rapper Lil' Kim in season 8 and model Joanna Krupa in season 9. In 2010, Hough had back-to-back victories with singer Nicole Scherzinger in season 10 and dirty dancing star Jennifer Gray in season 11.

Hough was not in Season 12, but returned to dance with talk show host Ricky Lake in Season 13, 2011. In 2012, he partnered with Maria Menounos for season 14 and Olympic gymnast Sean Johnson for season 15. In 2013, Hough scored another back-to-back winning streak with country music star Kelly Pickler in Season 16 and Glee actress Amber Riley in Season 17.
Hough and Paralympian Amy Purdy impressed viewers in the 18th season of 2014; later that year he danced with YouTube star Bethany Mota at 19th season. His first partner in 2015 was gymnast Nastya Liukina in season 20; in Season 21, Hough won for the sixth time with his partner, conservationist and offspring of crocodile hunter Bindi Irvine. Hough danced with taxi actress Marylu Henner during Season 23, 2016.

Movies and TV appearances

Hough's film career includes both background work and a leading role.

Harry Potter

While living in England, young Hough appeared as an extra in Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone (2001). He portrayed a Hogwarts student who was in Ravenclaw; although he did not read the Harry Potter books, Hough chose to keep some of his costume and then later lost the items he had taken.

Take a Step Seize the Moment

In Take a Step Seize the Moment (2014), Hough and South Korean pop star BoA ​​star as two dancers from different worlds who are drawn to each other. The film, originally titled Cobu 3D, was one of the reasons Hough was absent from the twelfth season of Dancing with the Stars.

Nashville, Hairspray Live!

Hough landed a direct dramatic role when he starred on the TV show Nashville as an actor who gets tangled up in Hayden Panettiere's character Juliet. And he had to sing when he impersonated Corny Collins for NBC's live music production of Hairspray Live! in December 2016. Hough also danced salsa with Gina Rodriguez in the fantasy "Jane the Virgin" sequence.

"Family Dance Off", "American Ninja Warrior"

Hough competed in the Family Dance Off in 2013 and in 2015 he joined Mark Ballas for an excellent Mark and Derek HGTV flip in which they worked together on renovating a house to make a profit by turning it over. Hough also featured on the acclaimed edition of American Ninja Warrior for NBC's annual Red Nose Day charity fundraiser.

World of Dance

In 2017, Hough was seen as a judge on the NBC summer TV show World of Dance along with Ne-Yo and Jennifer Lopez (Lopez, also an executive producer, chose Hough to be on the jury). The show features dancers from all over the world competing for a $1 million prize. A ratings success, World of Dance was still going strong by the time its 4th season premiered in 2020.

Musical career

In addition to his great success as a dancer and choreographer, Hough has been involved in music, for example when he and longtime friend Mark Ballas formed the band Ballas Hough.
Hough also starred in Michael Bublé's "I Believe In You" video and danced with violinist and girlfriend Lindsey Stirling in "The Arena" video.

"Hold On"

Hough's song "Hold On" was originally inspired by a struggling friend. However, after hearing about the suicide of Linkin Park's Chester Bennington, Hough decided to re-record the song and create a video. Its purpose was to bring attention to the issue of suicide, which had also taken his uncle's life, and to encourage the men to discuss their feelings. The updated song was released on November 1, 2017.

Breaking Benjamin

A Breaking Benjamin fan, Hough covered their Ashes of Eden after vocal cord surgery and recorded with them.


In 2006 Hough took over the West End production of Footloose. He appeared on the New York Spring Show at the Radio City Music Hall in 2015, although an injury kept him out of some performances. Hough was supposed to star in the Broadway production of Singing in the Rain in 2017, but the project was shelved.


In addition to his Emmy wins, Hough's choreographic skills have been recognized by ice dancers Meryl Davis and Charlie White. The pair performed Hough's regular choreography at the 2014 Sochi Olympics, where they won the gold medal (a first for the United States in the sport).
When he was 22, Hough was the choreographer for the BBC reality show DanceX.

Hough and Julianne often worked together. Their time on Dancing with the Stars coincided and they also headlined the successful Move Live on Tour and Move Beyond Live on Tour dance tours. Additionally, the two clashed in 2015 (Julianne won), and later the siblings co-hosted a Magical Christmas Celebration at Disney Parks in 2016 and variety specials with Houghs in 2019.

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