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