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

Faculty News

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.

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.