Derek Hough to speak at ISU


Grueling dance competitions, keeping a positive outlook and facing your challenges will all be up for discussion with the next ISU Speaker Series presentation.

Derek Hough,an Emmy Award winning choreographer and New York Times best-selling author will speak at 7 p.m. Feb. 18 in Tilson Auditorium. 


Hough will open up about his story and transformation from a bullied child to an accomplished performer and coach. His experiences in dance have taught him the importance of a positive outlook, how to channel his creativity and how to face fears head-on. 


His presentation will be free and open to the public. His book Taking the Lead will be available for purchase and a book signing will follow his presentation. 


For more information, call 877-ISU-TIXS or go online to

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