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Adam Hyndman ’12. Photo by Clayton Raithel ’12

In the spring of 2012, while many of Adam Hyndman ’12’s classmates were anxiously prepping for job interviews or completing graduate school applications, Hyndman — an aspiring dancer, singer, and actor — was planning for a more unconventional post-Princeton path: a move to New York City to pursue his dream of becoming a professional performer.

“I was just oddly peaceful about taking this very nontraditional trajectory into the arts,” Hyndman says. “And I didn’t know how it was going to work out – I remember thinking, ‘I’ll move to New York and then I’ll figure it out.’”

After five years, several restaurant and bartending jobs, a stint working in public relations at the Marc Jacobs corporate office, and a handful of auspicious performances in off-Broadway productions and plays, Hyndman is living his dream of performing on Broadway as part of the ensemble cast in Aladdin, a role he’s had since mid-January.

Read the full Tiger of the Week feature written by Allie Wenner on paw.princeton.edu

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