The New Movement



Ellie Kitta joins the USC Kaufman Board of Councilors

This spring, Ellie Kitta becomes the newest member of the USC Glorya Kaufman School of Dance Board of Councilors. As a board member, her aim will be to advance the school’s development alongside Dean Robert Cutietta, Vice Dean Jodie Gates and the USC Kaufman staff.

Kitta has always been passionate about dance, given that her father was a professional dancer with the Igor Moiseyev Ballet. She also received classical ballet training while growing up in Moscow, Russia, which she continues to practice today.


Video: USC Glorya Kaufman School of Dance

The USC Glorya Kaufman School of Dance combines artistic preeminence with industry access at one of the nation’s top private research universities. Through exclusive collaborations with some of the world’s foremost dance innovators, USC Kaufman is quickly becoming a premiere hub for dance.

“The new movement at the USC Kaufman School of Dance is about being leaders in the field of dance education,” said Dean Robert Cutietta.


Mar 1-2

Spring Midterm Showings

Students from the USC Glorya Kaufman School of Dance will show student choreography in addition to repertory works in progress, all during studio showings to be held March 1 and 2.

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Mar 7-8

Choreographers and Composers

This collaboration between the USC Glorya Kaufman School of Dance and the USC Thornton School of Music brings together sophomore student choreographers and sophomore student composers in one unforgettable program.

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