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



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.

“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.

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.

Patrick Morrow, USC Kaufman Director of Advancement

May 11, 2017

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.

Jay Fuentes' International Style Ballroom dance class attracts many minors and non-dance majors at USC | Photo by Carolyn DiLoreto

April 13, 2017

Dance minors hail from 49 university majors

This semester, USC Kaufman School of Dance reached a milestone: More than 100 USC students (104, to be precise) have declared minors in dance. The number has increased significantly since last year, and even more since the school’s founding in 2012, when only eight students were enrolled as minors.

USC Kaufman BFA students coached by William Forsythe in Repertory in Performance class | Photo by Carolyn DiLoreto

April 12, 2017

What’s in a USC Kaufman BFA?

Designed to prepare the artist, the innovator and the entrepreneur, our groundbreaking four-year professional degree offers you rigorous training and the flexibility to pursue a curriculum in line with your professional and artistic goals. We asked our students to tell us how they would describe their classes. Here’s our “Zagat-style” guide the USC Kaufman Bachelor of Fine Arts.

Dance On! Week at USC Kaufman

April 10, 2017

Dance On! Week at USC

This month, USC Kaufman will be spreading the joy of dance across campus with the first ever Dance On! Week at USC. The event brings together campus clubs, organizations and communities in a weeklong celebration of dance that culminates with the Spring Dance Performance. Here is a look at the developing schedule of events:

USC Kaufman faculty member Patrick Corbin

April 5, 2017

Podcast “Conversations on Dance” features Patrick Corbin

USC Kaufman faculty member Patrick Corbin was featured in “Conversations on Dance,” a podcast hosted by ballet dancers Rebecca King and Michael Breeden.

Corbin, who is currently staging Paul Taylor’s “Arden Court” for the Miami City Ballet, spoke of his multi-genre background and his responsibility as Taylor’s repetiteur, coaching dancers to perfect the presentation of the choreographer’s works.

Listen to the talk on the “Conversations on Dance” podcast.


April 3, 2017

More than a few things Forsythe this year

An enviable number of premieres and revivals of the works of choreographer and USC Kaufman School of Dance faculty member William Forsythe will be performed around the globe starting this spring. More than 14 of Forsythe’s ballets and 13 of his exhibitions are crossing seas to audiences from Tokyo to Madrid through the end of the year. In addition, four significant publications authored or about Forsythe will make their appearance in 2017.