ORLANDO, Fla. – Julianne and Derek Hough were spotted at Disney’s Magic Kingdom on Saturday, having their make-up touchups in preparation for The Wonderful World of Disney: Magical Holiday Celebration.
Derek and Julianne will host the celebration as they have done in previous years.
Julianne Hough is an American dancer, actress, and singer. In 2007, she joined the cast of ABC’s Dancing with the Stars as a professional dancer, winning two seasons with her celebrity partners. After leaving the show in 2009, she returned in 2014 to serve as a permanent judge on Dancing with the Stars, a position she held until 2017.
For her work on the series, she has received three nominations for the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Choreography, winning once in 2015 with her brother Derek Hough.
Julianne made her acting debut in the 2001 film Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone, but played her first major role in the 2010 film Burlesque, which was followed by leading roles as Ariel in Footloose, Sherrie in Rock of Ages, and Katie in Safe Haven.
In 2016, she played Sandy in the live Fox television production of Grease. She also served as a judge on America’s Got Talent for its 14th season. In 2022, she made her Broadway theatre debut in the political farce POTUS: Or, Behind Every Great Dumbass Are Seven Women Trying to Keep Him Alive. That same year she hosted the 75th Tony Awards: Act One alongside Darren Criss which streamed on Paramount+.
Derek Hough is an American professional Latin and ballroom dancer, choreographer, actor, and singer. From 2007 to 2016, Hough was a professional dancer on the ABC dance competition series Dancing with the Stars, winning the show a record-breaking six times with his celebrity partners.
For his work, Hough received eleven nominations for the Primetime Emmy Awards for Outstanding Choreography, winning the award three times. Hough later became a judge on the series beginning with its 29th season.
Derek has also appeared as an actor on stage, appearing at the West End premiere of Footloose: The Musical at the Novello Theatre and as well as the 2015 New York Spring Spectacular at Radio City Music Hall in New York City.
In film and television, he has starred in the film Make Your Move and had a recurring role in the ABC musical-drama Nashville. In 2016, he appeared as Corny Collins in NBC’s live musical TV production of Hairspray