When she was 10, her parents sent her and Derek to study dance in London.The two Hough children, along with their coaches’ son Mark Ballas, went on to form a pop music trio called 2B1G, which stands for “2 Boys, 1 Girl.” By the time she was 15, she had won the titles Junior World Latin Champion and International Latin Youth Champion at the prestigious Blackpool Dance Festival.
In 2006, Julianne was a Million Dollar Dancer on the game show .
She released her first single, “Will You Dance With Me,” in May 2007 as a fundraiser for the American Red Cross.
Her self-titled debut album came out in May 2008, and it debuted at No. That same year, she toured with Brad Paisley, and released a second album, , was never released.
Julianne’s romantic history includes relationships with country singer Chuck Wicks and television show host Ryan Seacrest.
In 2013, she met hockey player Brooks Laich through a mutual friend, and the two started dating.