Name: Jarrod Damion Harden

Age: 31 (youngest of 3 siblings – all boys – by 11 years)

Sign: Virgo

Hometown: Rahway, NJ

Positions Held: Dancer (Ballet – Not Exotic). Dance Teacher, Studio Owner, Gymnastics Instructor, Novelty Performer (Head in a Table was my specialty! If you don’t know what that is, I will explain on the blog one day), Cook/Caterer, Bartender, Customer Service Rep, Pharmaceutical Intern, Gift Wrapper, Project Manager, Box Office Assistant, and yes, I was a Paper boy

Favorite Songs/ Music:” I Get Lonely” – Janet Jackson, “So Amazing” – Luther Vandross, “Adore” – Prince.  Patti Labelle’s voice is one of my favorite things on the planet. Beyonce is undeniable in my book. Diane Warren pop songs stick to my soul forever and have been known to make me cry. I love the Basement Jaxx, Jerry Herman’s style of Broadway, Sisqo’s voice from Dru Hill, Nas, and I was a Lil Wayne fan before it became the “right?” thing to do, Celine Dion, etc. My Ipod confuses people.

Favorite TV Shows: Golden Girls, Sex and the City, Martin, The Comeback, King of the Hill

Favorite Movies: Gran Torino, Pretty Woman, X2: X-Men United, Splash, You’ve Got Mail

Favorite Book: Alvin Ailey: A Life in Dance (Immersed myself in this book and shut off the world for two weeks)

Likes: FOOD!, Courteous People, Smiles, Reading, Traveling, Wine (especially Italian Reds), LivingSocial.com, Mexico, Seeing Forward Progress, Oprah

Dislikes: Foods with weird texture/ mouth feel, Mean People, Roller coasters (I am a professional bag holder for my friends who like to ride them), Complacency, Giving Up, Losing

PASSIONS: Trying/Learning New Things, Laughing (Loudly and Often), and People