Dancer, author performs tonight

Many got to know him during the early times of Dancing With the Stars and now he is a star and acclaimed author all on his own.
Following the sold-out successes of the Move Live on Tour and Move – Beyond – Live on Tour acclaimed shows, including multiple sellouts at venues such as Radio City Music Hall, Derek Hough returns with his 2019 tour, Derek Hough: Live! The Tour.
The show is scheduled at 7:30 p.m. tonight at the Wagner Noël Performing Arts Center.
Emmy Award-winning and New York Times Best-Selling author Derek Hough, the only six-time champion in franchise history of the hit ABC show Dancing with the Stars, started dancing in his hometown of Salt Lake City, UT, at age 11, his website details.
A year later, he moved to London to train with the top dance coaches in the world and attend the Italia Conti performing arts school where he studied theatre, music, and dance.
A multi-talented entertainer, two-time Emmy Award winner and nine-time nominee for Best Choreography, Hough has also appeared in film, television and stage projects as an actor. He made his feature film debut for director Duane Adler and producer Robert Cort in the feature film Make Your Move and had a recurring role on the ABC series Nashville. His stage performances include Radio City Music Hall’s Spring Spectacular costarring alongside the Tony Award-winning Laura Benanti and the critically acclaimed production of Footloose in which he starred as the male lead in London’s West End. In December 2016, Hough starred with Jennifer Hudson, Ariana Grande, Martin Short and Harvey Fierstein in NBC’s Hairspray Live!
In May 2017, Hough joined Jennifer Lopez and Ne-Yo at the judges’ table for the NBC series World of Dance.
Hough is also a best-selling author. His memoir Taking the Lead; Lessons from a Life in Motion hit stands in August of 2014 and made the New York Times Best-Seller list during two non-consecutive time periods. In 2014 Hough and his sister Julianne teamed for a live stage dance concert MOVE Live on Tour performing in 50 cities around the country, in 2015 they toured again selling out scores of venues on their 47city outing. In 2017 they again performed a sold-out tour of 48 cities around the United States with their show Move – Beyond – Live on Tour.