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


Glorya Kaufman International Dance Center. Photo by Ema Peter

December 2, 2017

Application deadline extended for BFA in Dance

Some of applicants have experienced technical difficulties with the application, so USC Kaufman has extended the deadline for submission to Monday, Dec. 4 at 11:59 p.m.

Please contact our director of admission, Anne Aubert-Santelli, at for assistance.

December 1, 2017

Press: CBS 2 News LA features USC Kaufman BFA junior

CBS 2 News Los Angeles featured USC Kaufman BFA  junior and member of the inaugural class, Paulo Hernandez-Farella. The report by Andrea Fujii highlights not only Paulo’s talent and aspirations, but the facilities and opportunities unique to USC Kaufman that led him to pursue his artistic and academic goals here over all other dance programs across the country.

“I wanted the top two,” Hernandez-Farella said. “I only auditioned for the USC Glorya Kaufman School of Dance and I only auditioned for Juilliard.”

Take a look at the full clip on CBS 2 News.


November 29, 2017

Dancing for social change–BFA student brings dance to Malabar St. Elementary

USC Kaufman BFA junior Brianna Mims has found more ways than one to apply her dance training and education—this year, on top of appearing in an Herbal Essences campaign and performing in d. Sabela Grimes’ “The Electrogynous Experience,” she both designed and implemented a pilot outreach program for students at Malabar Street Elementary, where she teaches dance class once a week.

November 29, 2017

All Applications for USC Kaufman are due Dec. 1

The deadline to submit applications for USC Kaufman is fast approaching. Whether you are a first-year applicant, transfer applicant or a current USC student, all materials, including the USC Kaufman portfolio, are due this Friday, Dec. 1.

Matthew Perko and Simrin Player in rehearsal for Dwight Rhoden's "Hissy Fits"

November 21, 2017

Student Blog: When we were applicants

By Simrin Player and Matthew Perko

High school seniors and potential USC Kaufman applicants: we know there’s a lot on your plate right now. When filling out college applications feels overwhelming, know that all of USC Kaufman’s BFA students went through the same process, and they’re here to help.

USC Kaufman BFA students in class | Photo by Heather Toner

November 21, 2017

GE Courses for USC Kaufman Students

Prospective students often wonder how USC Kaufman students engage in general education (GE) courses at USC. The following Q & A highlights some of the most frequently asked questions about GE courses:

Rachel Walton | Photo by Mary Mallaney

November 21, 2017

USC Kaufman Admission Advice: The Short Answer

Because our faculty don’t review your Common Application, they don’t have the benefit of reading your personal statement and USC short answers. This is why we ask you for one writing sample. Since you’ve already written 10,000 essays by the time you get to our portfolio, we kept our short response very short.

Zachary Torres and Mariano Zamora Gonzalez in Dwight Rhoden's "Hissy Fits" | Photo by Rose Eichenbaum

November 21, 2017

Student Blog: My first fall final performance

By Zackery Torres
The BFA Fall Performance is no joke. The BFA Fall Performance is no joke. As a BFA freshman at USC Kaufman, this is the very first show week I have experienced thus far. The freshman class, however, has already done so much.


November 20, 2017

Student Blog: Aszure Barton’s “Busk”

By Jake Tribus

Working with Aszure Barton and Jonathan Alsberry on Barton’s work “Busk” for the past three weeks has been such a thrilling ride. This piece is a physically, mentally, and emotionally complex one.

Dwight Rhoden rehearses "Hissy Fits" with USC Kaufman BFA students | Photo by Mary Mallaney

November 17, 2017

USC Kaufman Establishes New Movement Residency Program

USC Glorya Kaufman School of Dance invites professional choreographers to apply for its inaugural New Movement Residency, a program striving to support LA-based and female choreographers by providing space for them to explore, create and prepare dance work for future touring and presentations. Up to three artists will be selected to participate in the three-week residency beginning in May of 2018 to be held in the newly built, 54,000-square-foot Glorya Kaufman International Dance Center.