Julianne and Derek Hough have found a niche in Hollywood as all-around entertainers. Between the brother-and-sister pair, they run the gamut of singing, dance and acting.
Behind the movie-star glitz, though, the two share a sadness: their parents divorced in 1999, when Julianne was 10 and Derek in his early teens. Both were already training and competing in dance at an almost-professional level, which would culminate in both appearing on ‘Dancing With the Stars’, first as contestants and then as performers and judges.
Now they’ve returned to show to perform a deeply personal dance about their parents’ divorce. Their technical abilities are top-notch, but what’s memorable is the deep, buried emotion in the piece.
Watch the brother and sister perform below, and see how much just a few simple movements and gestures can say…