The seeds of Jelani Alladin’s career in the arts were sown while a student at New Canaan High School, whose very first role was starring as the Cat in the Hat in “Seussical the Musical” as a sophomore. The Brooklyn born-thespian attended high school here through the A Better Chance (ABC) program.
“The theater program there was where I began my exploration into the arts and I am incredibly grateful for all the lessons I learned there. Dee Alexander [New Canaan High School Theatre Coordinator Deirdre Alexander] was so amazing and instrumental in pushing me to become the best artist I could at that time,” he said. “I did almost every show that I could there and I learned so much from the different types of roles I played, whether I was in the ensemble or front and center.”