Shuffles is excited to congratulate Kellan Harrod on being named a 2019 National YoungArts Foundation Finalist. Kellan was selected from thousands of applications, and has been recognized for his outstanding artistic achievements, joining 710 of the nation’s most promising young artists in the visual, literary, design and performing arts from 44 states. As a classic triple threat (actor, singer and dancer) Kellan was selected in the theater category;; the 2019 winners represent the top 10 percent of applications and are in Miami this week to take part in master classes and workshops with internationally recognized leaders in their fields. Kellan will also perform for further award opportunities. Break a leg, Kellan! Your Shuffles family is SO PROUD of you and wishes you all the best in the week ahead!!
National YoungArts Foundation describes its program as follows: “YoungArts’ signature program is an application-based award for emerging artists ages 15–18 or in grades 10–12 from across the United States. Selected through a blind adjudication process, YoungArts winners receive valuable support, including financial awards of up to $10,000, professional development and educational experiences working with renowned mentors—such as Debbie Allen, Mikhail Baryshnikov, Rebecca Walker, Frank Gehry, Jeff Koons, Wynton Marsalis, Salman Rushdie and Carrie Mae Weems—and performance and exhibition opportunities at some of the nation’s leading cultural institutions, including the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts (Washington, D.C.), The Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York), The Museum of Modern Art (New York) and New World Center (Miami). Additionally, YoungArts winners are eligible for nomination as a U.S. Presidential Scholar in the Arts, one of the nation’s highest honors for high school students who exemplify academic and artistic excellence.”