His name is Shaun Sperling. In 1992 he was a 13-year-old who just read from the Torah and became a man according to Jewish tradition. Celebrating afterwards, he struck a pose-- lots of them, actually-- to Madonna's 1990 number one hit "Vogue."
Kicking off his impressive routine, Sperling throws off his staid suit jacket revealing a white dress shirt with Madonna's image spray-painted on the back. Tween girlies sit watching in rapt attention, cheering on the man of the hour's every move. Fortuitously, someone was shooting the whole thing on a video camera.
Today the video
of that long-ago Bar Mitzvah dance has gone viral on YouTube. Sperling, now an attorney in Chicago, told ABC News
that he remembers that dance "like it was yesterday."
"My sister and I practiced every day after school," he said. "It was probably months, which is ridiculous because I do the same move over and over. But we practiced a lot."
Sperling said that he was "struggling with his sexual orientation" at that time and Madonna's music helped him express himself.
"Two years later, I came out," he told ABC News.