Photo: USC Kaufman BFA Student Austyn Rich | Photo by Rose Eichenbaum

Press Room

For media inquires, please contact Justina Gaddy, Communications Officer at jgaddy@usc.edu or (213) 821-6176.


News Releases

Sep. 30, 2016 – USC Kaufman School of Dance building opens on WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 5
The elegant, state-of-the art Glorya Kaufman International Dance Center has its grand opening.

Sep. 05, 2016 – USC Glorya Kaufman International Dance Center, new home of the USC Glorya Kaufman School of Dance, Ribbon-Cutting on Wednesday, October 5, 2016
USC Glorya Kaufman International Dance Center, officially opening October 5, 2016, will house the new USC Glorya Kaufman School of Dance (USC Kaufman), the first new school to be established at the University of Southern California in almost four decades.

Jul. 11, 2016 – USC Kaufman Adds Six New Faculty Members
The USC Glorya Kaufman School of Dance will begin its second academic year by nearly doubling the school’s faculty, adding six new faculty members this fall.

Jun. 28, 2016 – USC Glorya Kaufman School of Dance, The Music Center and LACMA present ‘Fall for Forsythe’
University of Southern California’s Glorya Kaufman School of Dance (USC Kaufman), The Music Center, and the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) present Fall for Forsythe, a month-long celebration of the work of American-born and internationally recognized choreographer William Forsythe, whose multiplatform dances transcend tradition.

Jan. 25, 2016 – Video: William Forsythe on Teaching
William Forsythe, award-winning choreographer and faculty member at the USC Glorya Kaufman School of Dance, talks about his approach to teaching, and the excitement of watching students develop their own artistic path.

Jan. 14, 2016 – USC Kaufman Bringing World-class Innovators to Campus
World renowned dancers are coming to the USC Glorya Kaufman School of Dance this spring to guide its inaugural BFA students as they work to become dance leaders of the future.

Jul. 15, 2015 – A Year of Compelling Dance Performances to Honor the New USC Glorya Kaufman School of Dance
The University of Southern California is celebrating the opening of the USC Glorya Kaufman School of Dance, the university’s first new school in 40 years, by bringing several renowned dance companies to campus as part of the university’s Visions and Voices 2015-16 schedule.

Mar. 6, 2015 – USC Kaufman School of Dance Announces Partnership with Hubbard Street Dance Chicago
The University of Southern California Glorya Kaufman School of Dance and Hubbard Street Dance Chicago have announced a partnership. Beginning in summer 2016, Hubbard Street, a leading practitioner of interdisciplinary dance artistry, will host a program of intensive workshops at USC Kaufman.

Aug. 26, 2015 – Dance + Animation = New USC Kaufman Collaboration
USC Kaufman’s Jodie Gates partners with USC School of Cinematic Art’s Mike Patterson to bring cinematic movement to the USC Kaufman homepage.

Nov. 11, 2014 – USC Kaufman School of Dance Assembles a Stellar Opening Day Faculty
The University of Southern California Glorya Kaufman School of Dance welcomes six renowned choreographers and performers as faculty members and artists in residence to its already illustrious and diverse faculty.

Aug. 4, 2014 – Three Exciting New Faculty Members Bring Their Talents to USC Kaufman
The University of Southern California Glorya Kaufman School of Dance welcomes three celebrated and diverse new members of its faculty: Jackie Kopcsak, a ballet dancer and choreographer who most recently taught at the University of California, Irvine; d. Sabela grimes, an interdisciplinary artist and choreographer; and Saleemah E. Knight, a choreographer and performer.

Jul. 7, 2014 – International Choreographer William Forsythe to Join USC Kaufman School of Dance Faculty
William Forsythe, who is recognized as one of the world’s foremost choreographers, will be joining the University of Southern California’s Glorya Kaufman School of Dance as a professor.

Apr. 21, 2014 – Groundbreaking to be held Wednesday, April 23 for Glorya Kaufman International Dance Center on USC Campus
A groundbreaking ceremony for the 55,000-square-foot Glorya Kaufman International Dance Center on the University of Southern California campus will be held at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, April 23.

Feb. 3, 2014 – USC Kaufman School of Dance Unveils Unique Curriculum
The USC Glorya Kaufman School of Dance is taking a major step forward as it unveils its groundbreaking curriculum on the school’s website, now live at http://kaufman.usc.edu.

Apr. 11, 2013 – Choreographer and Dancer Jodie Gates Named Director of New USC Glorya Kaufman School of Dance
Jodie Gates, an internationally renowned dancer, choreographer and educator, has been named vice dean and director of the new USC Glorya Kaufman School of Dance.