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

Faculty News


December 12, 2017

Faculty Q&A: Bret Easterling

Bret Easterling will join USC Kaufman faculty this spring as a lecturer in Gaga technique. A graduate of The Juilliard School, Easterling has danced with Batsheva Dance Company and has been teaching Gaga since 2011.


December 8, 2017

Press: Faculty member Saleemah Knight in DanceTeacher

The November 2017 issue of Dance Teacher Magazine featured USC Kaufman Adjunct Assistant Professor of Dance Saleemah Knight as she shared insight about the structure of her classes and a few of her favorite teaching tools.

Sandra Colton Medici

October 18, 2017

Faculty Q&A with Sandra Colton-Medici

Sandra Colton-Medici, USC Kaufman’s newest lecturer, joined the faculty this fall, bringing with her an extensive background in both commercial dance and academia. We asked her to share a bit about herself.

Laguna Dance Festival 2017

September 13, 2017

Laguna Dance Festival Brings USC Kaufman Faculty and Students to Orange County 

Aimed at bringing world-class dance to Orange County, this year’s festival included performances from Ballet BC and the Paul Taylor Dance Company, as well as free art-walk performances featuring several Kaufman students, master classes, and pre-show discussions. There was also a screening of the Paul Taylor documentary Dancemaker coupled with an on-stage rehearsal demonstration hosted by USC Kaufman professor Patrick Corbin. 


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.