Very nice mentions of Derek in this Falls-Church News Press article about the U.S. Figure Skating Championships (thanks to Carolyn for the heads up):
To give their short dance authenticity, the duo worked with five-time Dancing with the Stars champion Derek Hough, whose creative touch and attention to detail can be seen in the program.
“Derek is clearly a genius at what he does. Being able to experience firsthand his creativity and his ability to move in how he approached the steps was really a treat,” White said. “Especially for me, being the guy it’s so important to be able to show Meryl off the right way. He certainly was able to do that.
“Being able to get a feel for his zest for dance, he really got into our music, into our program, that was a great way to start the season and a great way to kick off the choreography for the program,” he added. “It’s continued to grow a lot, but definitely his input had a huge effect on how we looked at the program itself and what went into it.”