Monday, 17 October 2011

Julianne Hough

Julianne was raised in Utah, the youngest child of 5 children. Her mother is Mari Anne and her father is Bruce Robert Hough, two time chairman of the Utah Republican Party. Her parents first time met in college, when they were  part of a ballroom dancing team. Her parents divorced and she has 9 step-siblings from their second marriages. 
Her mother was instrumental in her career in entertainment, enrolling her and her siblings in various performing classes in very young age. She start her training in Latin Ballroom dancing at the Center Stage Performing Arts Studio in Orem, Utah. At age 10, along with her brother Derek Hough,then she went to London, UK, to study with coaches, Corky and Shirley Ballas. They joined the Italia Conti Academy with the Ballas' son. The three children performed as a pop music trio '2B1G' (2 Boys, 1 Girl) at dance competitions in the UK and the US. At age 15, Julianne won the Junior World Latin Champion and International Latin Youth Champion at the Blackpool Dance Festival. 
Her parents divorced when she returned from U.K to live with her mother in Las Vegas, where she joined the Las Vegas Academy. After a year, she shifted back to Utah to live with her father and graduated from Alta high school. She then moved to Los Angeles to start her career in Entertainment.

Julianne first time got a job as a dancer on the ABC game show "Show Me The Money" in 2006. She thetendn went on tour as a company dancer with Dancing with the stars and at the cast of "Dancing with the Stars" (2005/I) in season four.

Julianne is also known as a country singer. She released her debut album in 2008, debut at #1 on the Billboard Country Album chart and #3 on the Billboard 200.

First time she appear as actor in Harry Potter and Sorcerer's Stone in 2001 at age 13. She is appearing in her first lead role in Footloose in 2011.

Julianne is also actively involved in charities and humanitarian efforts including the Susan G. Komen Foundation, Clothes Off Our Back, St. Jude's Children's Hospital and serves on the American Red Cross Cabinet.

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