If you’re a Broadway baby, you’ve probably dreamt of nabbing a gig on the Great White Way right out of high school. The adorable and über-talented Kaitlin Kiyan upped the ante: She earned her first job before she even graduated! A Hawaii native, this 19-year-old moved to NYC five years ago to attend the renowned LaGuardia Performing Arts High School. In her senior year, she auditioned for the Shakespeare in the Park production of the groovy hit Hair. She earned the gig—and her first professional credit. When the show transferred to Broadway, Kaitlin made the move with the tribe. Read on to hear more from this standout newcomer. —Lauren Kay
Performer you would drop everything to go see: Justin Timberlake.
Most played songs on your iPod: "Fgfa Island" by a Hawaiian reggae band called Ooklah the Moc and "Successful" by Trey Songz and Drake.
If you weren’t a dancer/performer, what would you be? A Photographer or Radiologist.
Favorite dessert: I LOVE ICE CREAM! I am a huge Ben & Jerry's fan and will go out to the deli any time, even if it's 2 in the morning, to buy a pint.
Favorite city in the world: Waikiki in O'ahu, Hawai'i.
Who would play you in a movie: A mix of Ellen Page, Zooey Deschanel, and my friend Melissa!
Photo by Joan Marcus