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Show & Tell: Karl Hendrickson of ‘Donny and Marie Osmond’

Meet Karl Hendrickson

“Donny and Marie Osmond”

Hometown: Salt Lake City

Age: 30

Studied karate as a kid and switched to dancing at age 10. … Danced for six years with Odyssey Dance Theatre in Utah. … Performed on cruise ships for about 18 months, traveling to the Caribbean, Alaska and the Baltic (and caught a performance by the Kirov Ballet during an overnighter in St. Petersburg, Russia). … Met wife Katie, a singer and dancer, on his second cruise ship tour; son Kash (“We’re keeping with the K’s”) is now a bit over 3 months old. … Joined Donny and Marie’s show in September 2009. … Loves the wide range of dance styles (hip-hop, ’40s jive, ballroom, even ballet) in the show.

Why he loves to dance:

“Just the release I get to have onstage and, like, being able to get my emotions out. I’m a shy, regular person, but onstage I’m just totally different. I like the acting, of being different people and different things onstage. It’s a whole other aspect of myself that I get to let out.”

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