Greetings from the Director of Admission!

August 22, 2017

I’m Anne, the Director of Admission and Student Services for the USC Glorya Kaufman School of Dance. I love my job because I get to work with remarkable students like you as they look ahead to the next chapter in their lives. I’m also proud to be a part of USC Kaufman, with its trailblazing vision of The New Movement.

As a part of The New Movement, you’ll receive conservatory dance training within one of the world’s leading private research universities. You’ll explore points of intersection between different styles such as ballet and hip-hop, collaborate with students and faculty throughout campus on mixed-media projects, and join a supportive community affectionately called the “Kaufman Family.” You’ll be mentored by a stellar faculty that includes Jodie Gates, William Forsythe, and Desmond Richardson, perform a diverse repertory of master and new works at a company level, and explore all that the University of Southern California and Los Angeles have to offer. And, you’ll train and innovate in our new, state-of-the-art Glorya Kaufman International Dance Center.

I know that the college admission process can be very stressful, especially when managing applications and auditions for several programs at once. To help you find your way, I’ll share tips and resources on our homepage, via social media, and in our monthly admission e-blast. Also, you’ll find key information—such as requirements, deadlines, and opportunities to connect with USC Kaufman representatives and faculty on campus or in a city near you—on the ‘Apply‘ section of our website.

I look forward to sharing this journey with you!

Dance On!

Anne Aubert-Santelli
Director of Admission and Student Services
USC Glorya Kaufman School of Dance
Phone: (213) 821-6725


P.S. Just for fun, I answered the “quick takes” from this year’s USC Undergraduate Application:

Describe yourself in three words.
Little dog obsessed

What is your favorite snack?
Banana Split Milk Jar Cookie

Favorite app/website:

Best movie of all time:
Team America: World Police

Hashtag to describe you:

Dream job:
USC Kaufman Director of Admission and Student Services

What is your theme song?
Shake It Off  by Taylor Swift

Dream trip:
141-day Viking World Cruise

What TV Show Will You Binge Watch Next?
Stranger Things 2

Place you are most content?