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Senior Spotlight: Jared Klein

Current Favorite Song: “august” by Taylor Swift

Favorite Dance Scene: The final dance in Dirty Dancing to “(I’ve Had) The Time Of My Life”!

Jared will be graduating from Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School of Music & Art and Performing Arts as a Vocal major.  This fall he will be attending Cornell University studying biology in pursuit of his goal to be a neuroscience researcher!  Before he heads up to Ithaca, he will be working this summer as a counselor at URJ Camp Harlam. 

Jared has been with SHUFFLES for 7 years!  During his time with us, he learned all about professionalism, rehearsal practices, punctuality, hard work, and respect.  In our 2019 May Show No Place Like Home, Jared’s favorite SHUFFLES performance, he got to put everything he learned to use, saying “it was my first time performing with one of SHUFFLES’ pre-professional programs, and I started playing a bigger role in the May Show.” He also cherishes the memory of his StudioAP showcase in 2019, because his class loved performing together and worked really well as a group. We’re happy to know that all of those lessons you learned came in handy!

When not at SHUFFLES, Jared spends his time performing music in choirs, solo performances at school, and singing with friends.  He will miss the community of friends that he has made throughout his years at SHUFFLES.  Finally, Jared is inspired by his great-grandfather Barry, who helps him “to live with lots of kindness and empathy for others.”

Congratulations, Jared!  We are so proud of you!


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