Photo: USC Kaufman BFA Student Jessica Muszynsky | Photo by Rose Eichenbaum


June 23, 2017

USC Kaufman set to welcome its new neighbor, the USC Village 

Just a year after its opening, the Glorya Kaufman International Dance Center is set to welcome a new neighbor this fall: the USC Village. The $700 million retail and residential project is set to open in August, in time for incoming students to move in and returning students to explore as the school year begins.

June 22, 2017

USC Kaufman seeks Part-Time Lecturer in Dance Studies

The USC Glorya Kaufman School of Dance invites applications for a fixed-term position as Part-Time Lecturer in Dance Studies to teach an academic course entitled Dance and Popular Culture. This course involves the study of social dance styles and their evolution in recreational and professional settings. This course meets twice a week and serves as a means of examining the role of dance in contemporary culture. The class encompasses a heavy lecture component and a small practical studio component. Visit for an application and details.


June 19, 2017

Student Blog: From meeting to mentorship

By Rachel Walton

One of the first words many students use to describe USC Kaufman is family. Within the first week of freshman year, we established a community “cypher” environment among all of the students and faculty. We celebrate the diversity in our community–backgrounds, talents, and interests.


June 14, 2017

New Faculty Member Dawn Stoppiello Explores Dance and the Digital Era

With both a BFA and and MFA in dance, along with years of experience in her field, Dawn Stoppiello joins the USC Kaufman faculty to teach on Dance in New Media. Her work at Troika Ranch combines her passion for media as well as somatic practices to explore dance and its relationship to the digital era.


June 12, 2017

Student Blog: A student’s summer schedule

By Jackie Schiffner

As odd as it may sounds, a summer away from school when you are part of USC Kaufman is far too long! While we all appreciate a few days off after our spring performances and finals, a three-month break from the rigor of our schedule was a huge adjustment for me last summer, not to mention a long stretch without seeing my Kaufman family every day.


June 9, 2017

Q&A with Christopher Yokas

Already a member of the Trojan family, senior business officer Christopher Yokas joins USC Kaufman after many years in business at USC Dornsife. A graduate of USC Marshall School of Business, he studied music while an undergraduate student and looks forward to combining his love for the arts with his business experience.


May 25, 2017

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. USC Kaufman Board of Councilors member Anita Mann Kohl was also presented with a “Member of the Year” Award, and USC Kaufman BFA students performed in the evening’s program.

May 15, 2017

2017 Dance On! Week recap in photos

Now in its second year, USC Kaufman’s Dance On! Week is becoming a tradition at USC. Students organized over 10 events from April 21- 28, including showings, workshops, and even a flash mob to celebrate and share their love of dance in all its forms on the USC campus. Here is a photographic recap of 2017’s Dance On! Week:


May 15, 2017

USC Kaufman students will be dancing around the globe this summer

Over the next three months, rising sophomore and junior BFA students of the USC Kaufman School of Dance will be continuing their dance education in summer intensives, booking professional work and sampling other cultures. The New Movement will take flight as USC Kaufman students travel around the world to learn, educate, and create before returning in the fall.