SHUFFLES Senior Margot Krauss is graduating from LaGuardia High School and is headed to NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts to major in acting in the fall! She is excited to be staying in New York City and exploring the Washington Square Park area as her new home.
Margot’s goal is to pursue a career in the theater industry. While acting is her passion, she is also looking forward to learning about other jobs in the theater world. She loves comedy and she would like to write and perform comedy sketches or stand-up one day.
Margot notes that she will miss the creative and supportive environment SHUFFLES provided.
“I was able to find my passion in performing because of the amazing community that allowed me to take risks everyday. Every teacher supported me, challenged me, and most importantly believed in me. Whether it was learning a tricky tap combination with Kat or Shelby or singing my best in Studio with Cyndi, I always felt safe and ready to put my all into anything and try my best. I will also miss the amazing friends I made and the PETER PANtomime shows every year.”
Margot’s favorite SHUFFLES performance was one of her first shows at SHUFFLES called Make A Wish. She was chosen to play a younger version of one of the older girls, and remembers being so excited to be featured for the first time in a SHUFFLES show. Margot’s favorite SHUFFLES memory every year was doing the studio run before each May show, when she had an opportunity to see everything come together!
Margot explains that the best lesson she learned from SHUFFLES is to give everything she has to each run of a performance.
When not at SHUFFLES, Margot can usually be found at school rehearsing for a show or in an acting class or practicing piano. If she isn’t in any of those places, she is usually practicing her tap steps on her dance dot in her apartment!
Margot’s biggest inspiration is her mom.
“Her hard work and dedication to everything she does pushes me to keep working and never give up. Her dedication to the arts and endless support inspires me to pursue a career in what I am truly passionate about: theater and performing. Without her support and bobby pins on hand backstage for the May shows, I wouldn’t be where I am today.”
Congratulations, Margot! We are so proud of you!