The New Movement



Video: USC Glorya Kaufman School of Dance

The USC Glorya Kaufman School of Dance combines artistic preeminence with industry access at one of the nation’s top private research universities. Through exclusive collaborations with some of the world’s foremost dance innovators, USC Kaufman is quickly becoming a premiere hub for dance.

“The new movement at the USC Kaufman School of Dance is about being leaders in the field of dance education,” said Dean Robert Cutietta.


USC Kaufman seeks fixed-term Communications Coordinator

The University of Southern California is seeking applicants for a fixed-term position beginning June 5, 2017 as Communications Coordinator for the USC Glorya Kaufman School of Dance. Candidates should have a bachelor’s degree and minimum of three years experience in marketing, media relations, and/or journalism. Experience working in dance, the performing arts and/or within a university setting is strongly preferred. Visit for an application and details.


Broadway World: Glorya Kaufman honored in annual SHARE, INC. gala

USC Kaufman’s visionary founder Mrs. Glorya Kaufman was honored Saturday, May 20 in SHARE, INC.’s annual Boomtown Gala, featuring Jay Johnson, The 5th Dimension, Lorena Peril, and more.

“We could not think of a more perfect individual to honor at this year’s ‘Let’s Dance’ celebration than the incomparable Glorya Kaufman,” Ellen Feder, SHARE President, told Broadway World. “Not only is Glorya a lover of all things dance, but her passion for and commitment and generosity to the arts have afforded countless young people and audiences of all ages the opportunity to explore the transformational experience of music and dance.”

Read the full article on Broadway World.


Q & A with new USC Kaufman director of advancement

This month, seasoned fundraiser Patrick Morrow joins the USC Glorya Kaufman School of Dance as its new director of advancement. Morrow, who began his career in philanthropy at The Da Camera Society at nearby Mount St. Mary’s University, has since served on the development teams of some of L.A.’s most prominent cultural institutions, including the Los Angeles Philharmonic, LACMA, The Colburn School and, most recently, the Los Angeles Master Chorale where he was the director of development.

USC Choreographic Institute

The USC Choreographic Institute is an international platform for ground-breaking initiatives in choreographic research, practice and mentorship.

The institute explores the intersection of movement with science, technology, and media.  The program also investigates the social good and cognitive value of motion to highlight the significance of the art and function of choreography.  Working closely with partner schools within USC, including the School of Cinematic Arts and the Thornton School of Music, the Institute seeks to engage artists, scientists, gamers, medical researchers and humanists from a variety of disciplines and perspectives.  The Choreographic Institute is currently advised by William Forsythe, the widely-celebrated choreographer and artist acknowledged for reorienting the practice of ballet from its identification with classical repertoire to a dynamic 21st century art form.