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Superstar Siblings Julianne and Derek Hough Will Star in “Move Live on Tour” on June 29th at DPAC

Superstar siblings Julianne and Derek Hough will perform "Move Live on Tour" twice on Sunday

Utah-born superstar siblings Julianne Hough, 25, and Derek Hough, 29, will perform “Move Live on Tour” at 3 and 7 p.m. on Sunday, June 29th (photo © 2014 Move Live on Tour)

The Durham Performing Arts Center will present two performances of Move Live on Tour, starring superstar siblings Julianne Hough, 25, and Derek Hough, 29, at 3 and 7 p.m. on Sunday, June 29th, in DPAC‘s 2,700-seat state-of-the-art theater in the Bull City’s American Tobacco Historic District downtown. Move Live on Tour is a complete stage presentation, with special sets and costumes. According to preshow publicity, the Houghs will headline solo, duet, and group numbers featuring a talented supporting cast performing everything “from ballroom and tap to salsa and hip-hop and everything in-between.”

Also according to the tour’s news release:

“‘No matter where we go in the world,[‘ say Derek and Julianne Hough, ‘]the question we hear most from people is “[W]hen are you going to do something together?” We feel that everything we’ve done up to this point has led us to creating this show and we can’t wait to share it with our fans.’

“The ‘Dancing with the Stars‘ champions conceived the show, which they are staging with Tabitha and Napoleon D’umo (Nappytabs), best known for their Emmy Award®-winning choreography on ‘So You Think You Can Dance.’

“‘We’re so thrilled to be working with Nappytabs -– their creative energy is perfectly aligned with ours and we couldn’t dream of better partners to bring Move Live on Tour to life[,’ say Julianne and Derek Hough].

“The pair, both of whom are also accomplished singers and musicians, promise musical surprises and special guest appearances in a show they describe as ‘a cross between a Broadway spectacular and the hippest, coolest dance party you’ve ever been to.’ The Houghs and their Move Live on Tour troupe will also be going into local communities on the tour to engage local dance groups and nonprofit organizations to include them in the whole ‘MOVE’ experience in fun and unique ways, in order to encourage and celebrate dance.

Julianne Hough is known to audiences around the world for her success in film, television, and music. She was a two-time professional champion on ABC’s top-rated ‘Dancing with the Stars,’ before making a seamless transition to award-winning recording artist and her feature film debut in Burlesque [2010]. She starred in the update of Footloose [2011] and the all-star film adaptation of the musical, Rock of Ages [2012].

“[Julianne] Hough also starred opposite Josh Duhamel in Nicholas Sparks’ Safe Haven [2013], directed by Lasse Hallstrom. She was seen in Diablo Cody’s directorial debut, Paradise [2013], opposite Russell Brand and Octavia Spencer; and [she] will be seen in the upcoming thriller, Curve. Julianne has also joined forces with the Kind Campaign to create and host Kind Camp, empowering and encouraging girls to be confident, beautiful women and to eradicate girl-against-girl bullying.

Derek Hough is an Emmy Award-winning choreographer and the only five-time champion in franchise history of ‘Dancing with the Stars.’ With celebrity partners that have included Brooke Burke, Ricki Lake, Nicole Scherzinger, Jennifer Grey, Kellie Pickler, and Amber Riley, Hough’s innovative and daring choreography has garnered him a total of five Emmy nominations. He starred in London’s West End production of Footloose in 2006.

“In 2013, he partnered with World Champion ice dancers Meryl Davis and Charlie White to choreograph their short program for the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia, where the duo was awarded the gold medal after performing that routine, garnering record-setting scores and rave reviews. He [recently appeared o]n Season 18 of ‘Dancing with the Stars’ with Paralympian snowboarder, Amy Purdy ….”

The Durham Performing Arts Center presents MOVE LIVE ON TOUR, starring Julianne Hough and Derek Hough, at 3 and 7 p.m. June 29 at 123 Vivian St., Durham, North Carolina 27701, in the American Tobacco Historic District.

TICKETS: $57.83-$91.69 (including fees).


DPAC Box Office: 919-680-ARTS (2787),, or

Ticketmaster: 800-982-2787 or

VIP PACKAGES: The VIP packages available through, giving fans the chance to purchase premium tickets, including backstage tours, pre-show parties, and meet-and-greet opportunities with Julianne and Derek Hough, are all SOLD OUT.

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Move Live on Tour (2014 dance production): (official website), (Facebook page), and (Twitter page).

Julianne Hough (Orem, UT-born Nashville, TN professional dancer and actress): (official website), (Facebook page), (Twitter page), (Internet Movie Database), and (Wikipedia).

Derek Hough (Salt Lake City, UT-born Los Angeles, CA professional dancer  and choreographer): (official website), (Facebook page), (Twitter page), (Internet Movie Database), and (Wikipedia).


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