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The Dirt: Jacob Guzman

(Photo courtesy Jacob Guzman)

When Jacob Guzman takes the stage in the latest Broadway revival of Fiddler on the Roof this month, he’ll be among some pretty strong dancers. That’s because contemporary choreographer Hofesh Shechter, whose work has been performed by Cedar Lake Contemporary Ballet and Nederlands Dans Theater, is reimagining the choreography. (Jerome Robbins set the musical’s original dance numbers in 1964.) But Guzman, a former comp kid who trained at The Gold School in Brockton, MA, isn’t a stranger to dancer-heavy ensembles: He made his Broadway debut in Newsies in 2012. Guzman also appeared in NBC’s “Peter Pan Live!” and has performed at Dancers Responding to AIDS’ Fire Island Dance Festival. Want to know more about Guzman? Read on for The Dirt. —JO

 

 

What’s one food you can’t live without?

Chicken

What’s your favorite dance movie?

Footloose

What’s the most-played song on your playlist?

"The Wilhelm Scream" by James Blake

What’s your most-watched TV show?

"Criminal Minds" on Netflix

Do you have any nicknames?

Jaob. I received fan mail at Newsies and the sender forgot the "c" in Jacob and it stuck.

What’s something you’re most proud of?

Making my Broadway debut with my win brother in Newsies

What’s your advice for young performers?

Always be yourself.

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