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DWTS Derek Hough choreographs Olympic gold medal ice dance routine

The gold medal routine of Davis and White was partially choreographed by Derek Hough of "Dancing with the Stars".
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History was made Monday when Meryl Davis and Charlie White won Olympic gold for their ice dance routine, which was partially choreographed by DWTS’ own Derek Hough.

According to CBS News Davis and White’s Olympic gold is the first-ever title in the ice-dancing event for the United States. The ice dancers have been skating together for 17 years, and their almost spotless routine was finally “justified” after the many years of hard work Charlie White declared.

The winning ice dance routine at the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics was skated to “Sheherazade” and “Dancing with the Stars” alum Derek Hough assisted Davis and White along with coach Marina Zoueva in the pair’s “My Fair Lady” themed short dance, which reportedly has kept the team undefeated for over 22 months.

Derek Hough choreographed the gold medalists’ quickstep and foxtrot that was performed at the Iceberg Skating Palace on February 17 in Russia, and as TV Guide reported, the DWTS star was not prepared for the call to arms.

I was definitely not expecting that call. I still can't believe they asked me. I got lucky. I really did. It was an honor to help them out any way I could.

At first Hough was reluctant to choreograph for Meryl Davis and Charlie White. He had never put a routine together for ice and “didn’t want to be the guy who screws someone out of winning the Olympics.” But after five mirror ball trophies and an Emmy, Derek Hough can now add Olympic gold to his impressive dance resume.

Derek Hough isn’t sure he is returning to Season 18 of ‘Dancing with the Stars”. The 28-year-old ballroom dancer has a book in the works and other projects that have kept him busy.

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