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

Faculty News


September 7, 2017

Balanchine’s “Who Cares” comes to USC Kaufman

George Balanchine’s “Who Cares” premiered in 1970; set to the music of jazz composer George Gershwin, the 40-minute ballet is among Balanchine’s most famous works. Known for its syncopated flair and jazz influences, “Who Cares” is still performed regularly by the New York City Ballet (ballerina Tiler Peck is famous for her interpretation of the “Fascinating Rhythm” solo) and many other companies worldwide.

August 11, 2017

Christian Vincent on commercial dance in Los Angeles

USC Kaufman lecturer Christian Vincent has worked all over Los Angeles and is known for his work as both a performer and choreographer in the commercial dance scene. He spoke to us a little bit about the city’s dance community and his own Commercial Dance: Professional Dance Preparation (DANC 499) course.

July 13, 2017

USC Kaufman Seeks Several New Faculty Positions

We’re currently accepting applications for a variety of full and part-time faculty positions at the USC Kaufman School of Dance. Visit our job website and filter by school to see all opportunities and apply.

Elective Students' Showing. Photo by Mary Mallaney

July 13, 2017

USC Kaufman Seeking Part-Time Lecturer in Dance (Bollywood)

This is a short-term position for an artist prepared to teach all levels of Bollywood in relation to Classical Indian Dance for non-majors. The ideal candidate will also have additional experience in teaching other areas of dance, which might include ballroom, contemporary, jazz and/or tap.

Ballet X

July 12, 2017

Press: A Preview of Jodie Gate’s New Ballet

USC Kaufman Vice Dean Jodie Gates explores male-female dynamics in her new ballet ‘Beautiful Once,’ premiering July 12 in the opening of Ballet X’s Summer Series at the Prince Theater. 

GKIDC, Lecture Hall. Photo by Ema Peter

July 6, 2017

USC Kaufman seeks Part-Time Lecturer in Dance Leadership

The USC Glorya Kaufman School of Dance invites applications for a Part-Time Lecturer in Dance Leadership. The selected candidate will teach a course on Dance Leadership, specifically related to preparing students for leadership, management and entrepreneurship in the dance world – including structuring companies, marketing choreography, building a brand, obtaining financing as a dance-maker or institution, facilitating dance initiatives and leading in dance education.

BFA Students in Pointe Class. Photo by Carolyn DiLoreto.

July 6, 2017

USC Kaufman seeks Assistant Professor of Practice in Ballet Technique

The USC Glorya Kaufman School of Dance invites applications for a Non-Tenure Track, Assistant Professor of Practice in Ballet Technique. Successful candidates will have significant professional and/or university-level experience in teaching ballet technique, men’s ballet technique, classical male variations, classical partnering and contemporary partnering as well as teaching and/or staging classical and/or contemporary masterworks.

Professor Jackie Kopcsak in Maymester Program. Photo by Mary Mallaney

July 6, 2017

USC Kaufman faculty spreads out this summer

During the summer, the faculty of USC Kaufman takes a well-deserved break from classes and planning. Behind the scenes, however, they’re working on projects of their own–here’s a quick overview of just some of our faculty’s summer schedules.