Mark Ballas and Derek Hough to star in Mark and Derek's Excellent Flip

July 30th, 2014

Instead of dancing a perfect paso doble, champion dancers Derek Hough and Mark Ballas from ABC-TV’s Dancing with the Stars will be kicking up dust on their latest project -- a home renovation series on HGTV. Mark & Derek's Excellent Flip, a four episode series, will follow along as the multi-talented entertainers who recently co-purchased a house in Southern California completely gut and rehab the property before flipping it for profit. Currently slated to premiere on HGTV in early 2015, the series will be produced by Scott Sternberg Productions.

Hough and Ballas are ready to tackle the challenge of a total home renovation and say the finished residence will be a stunning showcase for the property’s amazing mountain views.  Each will play an active role on the work site -- participating in everything from demolition to décor.

“Mark and I have worked together for years, but flipping a house is uncharted territory for us,” said Derek. “At the end of the day, this house is a significant investment in more ways than one, so we have to make this flip work. We’re putting our own blood, sweat and money on the line.”

Mark added, “When we bought this house Derek and I both had BIG ideas. Since I am not much of a DIY guy, I’m really grateful that HGTV has stepped in to lend some expertise. We have good creative vision within several areas of the rebuild and I am really looking forward to seeing some of these ideas come to fruition. It’s an important summer project for both of us!”

About Derek Hough
Derek Hough, an Emmy Award winning choreographer and the winningest 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. Just one year later, he moved to London to live and train with the top dance coaches in the world and attend performing arts school where he studied theatre, music and dance. During his time in London, Hough performed in London’s West End where he starred as the male lead in the stage version of Footloose. With celebrity partners on Dancing with the Stars that have included Brooke Burke, Ricki Lake, Nicole Scherzinger, Jennifer Grey, Kellie Pickler, Amber Riley and Amy Purdy, Hough’s innovative and daring choreography has garnered him a total of five Emmy Nominations. In 2013, he paired with World Champion Ice Dancers Meryl Davis and Charlie White to choreograph their Short Program for the 2014 Winter Olympics. In Sochi, Russia, the duo was awarded the Gold Medal after performing that routine to record setting scores and rave reviews. Currently on a nationwide tour, MOVE Live on Tour with his sister Julianne, Hough’s first book, Taking the Lead, a biography is set to hit shelves in August of this year.

About Mark Ballas
Emmy-nominated Mark Ballas is a multifaceted performer and singer songwriter. Known for his dynamic energy and bold choreography, Mark stormed the U.S. scene over seven years ago, captivating over 20 million viewers per week on the ABC-TV mega-hit Dancing with the Stars

In May 2014, Ballas released his debut single Get My Name produced by Timbaland protégé producer, Wizz Dumb and Missy Elliott mentored writer Jo'zzy. The single broke Top 40 in its debut release on the iTunes pop chart landing #24 while the Get My Name music video debuted #1 on multiple MTV platforms. As part of the pro cast of Dancing with the Stars for the past 14 seasons, Ballas is a two-time champion (Season 6 with Kristi Yamaguchi and Season 8 with Shawn Johnson), and caused a media frenzy when he took performance newcomer Bristol Palin all the way to the finals in Season 11. In Season 14 Ballas took Candace Cameron Burre, who had never had any type of formal dance training all the way to the finals and a third place finish.

America’s leading home and lifestyle brand, HGTV features a top-rated cable network that is distributed to more than 98 million U.S. households and the HGTV website,, the nation’s leading online home-and-garden destination that attracts an average of four million unique visitors per month.  The brand also includes the HGTV HOME™ consumer products line which showcases exclusive collections of paint, flooring, lighting, furniture, plants, fabrics and other home-oriented products. In partnership with Hearst Magazines, the HGTV Magazine, a home and lifestyle publication, is currently available on newsstands. Viewers can become fans of HGTV and interact with other home improvement enthusiasts through FacebookTwitterPinterest and Instagram. Headquartered in Knoxville, Tenn., HGTV is wholly owned by Scripps Networks Interactive, Inc. (SNI). 

Mark Ballas celebrates National Dance Day.

July 24th, 2014

Celebrate National Dance Day July 26 by joining Mark Ballas, Mary Murphy, Flash Mob America and more at Universal CityWalk Hollywood!  Mark will be performing his new single "Miss Incredible" live!  The event will be held at 1000 Universal City Plaza,  Universal City  from 6PM-9PM!

Mark Ballas to Perform at the 1st International Fashion Film Awards

July 17th, 2014

Cinemoi North America, Ch. 236 on Verizon FiOS, presents the 1st Annual International Fashion Film Awards (IFFAs) in partnership with Cirque du Soleil, Fashion Film Network and in association with Style Fashion Week, from the Saban Theatre in Beverly Hills, California on July 27th, 2014.  The Awards show will air on August 3rd 2014 on Cinemoi and will also be syndicated by Comcast.

Hosted by UK's favorite talk show host Jonathan Ross and Platinum recording artist and actress Jordin Sparks, this incredible evening of international glamour will honor the world's greatest fashion films and icons. Celebrity Presenters to be announced next week. 

Cirque du Soleil will put on an avant-garde Couture Runway Presentation featuring the best fashion from their eight resident shows inLas Vegas – a spectacular vision not to be missed!

​Recording Artist and Singer/Songwriter Mark Ballas, of Dancing with the Stars, will perform LIVE, along with his eight-piece band, the debut of his new single "Miss Incredible," available on iTunes August 3rd. As part of an interactive social media campaign the multi-faceted performer is releasing the "Miss Incredible" chorus this week, whereby fans can submit videos explaining why they are indeed"Miss Incredible," in hopes of being chosen to be part of the official "Miss Incredible" video shoot in Los Angeles in August.

Joan & Melissa Rivers will be honored with an IFFA Icon Award for having revolutionized the way fashion is seen on television after creating, hosting, and producing Live From The Red Carpetfor E! An entertainment legend, Joan is a globally known comedienne, Emmy Award-winning talk show host, Tony Award-nominated actress, bestselling author, and red-carpet fashion laureate. Executive Producer of the E! franchise Fashion Police, Melissa has redefined the way fashion is now viewed on television. Their successful WE reality show, "Joan & Melissa: Joan Knows Best?" has just wrapped its 4th season.

Gigi Lepage, costume designer extraordinaire, is being awarded as an icon for her amazing talents in Costume Design. Some of her many accomplishments include her costume designs for the film "Grace of Monaco," as well as her designs for many Cartier and Dior commercials. Gigi is flying in from France and will be presented with the award by Olivier Dahan, director of the film, "Grace ofMonaco."

The show promises to be one of the world's most glamorous events, marrying the magic of filmmaking and the art of haute couture. "Cinemoi is proud to present the IFFAs to American and global viewers," says Cinemoi President Daphna Ziman. "We congratulate the Fashion Icons and Hollywood Stars that have come together to deliver style and distinction to fashion and films."

The International Fashion Film Awards Arrival Show will air on Cinemoi on August 3rd as a 30-minute special showcasing all of the glamour that this unique Parisian white carpet will bring. The White Carpet will be open for press check-in at 4:30 pm and for talent at5:30 pm. 

A special thanks to our 2014 International Fashion Film Awards Partners: AmEx, Air France, Cirque du Soleil, Style Fashion Week, and SIXTY Beverly Hills for their generous support and to our 2014 Sponsors for their collaboration: Coca-Cola, Peroni, Spud Vodka, and Uber.

SIXTY Beverly Hills, the official hotel of the IFFAs, will be hosting a VIP Reception and Celebration with canapes prepared by Celebrity Chefs and served to 200 invitation-only guests following the ceremony at the exclusive ABOVE SIXTY Rooftop Lounge. 

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Looking for Miss "Incredible"

July 17th, 2014

Mark Ballas announced today in a live YouTube chat that his next single "Miss Incredible"  will be released August 3rd!  He will also be shooting a music video in support of the single and needs his fans help.  He is looking for an incredible woman to come to Hollywood to hang with him and his friends on the set of the music video and be one of the incredible women featured in it. Submit your video (and hear the chorus of the song) here!

Mark Ballas performs at The Sayers Club

July 13th, 2014

Performance clips from Mark's live shows at The Sayers Club.

A sidewalk jam session with Mark Ballas and crew

July 9th, 2014

A jam session on the sidewalk after a performance at the Room 5 Lounge in La featuring Mark Ballas, Haley Reinhart, Casey Abrams, Dylan Chambers and BC Jean.