September 18, 2017
By Celine Kiner
Ballet BC director Emily Molnar has a “warm yellow aura,” as one of my classmates phrased it–upon introduction, she emits welcoming, curious, and incredibly grounded energy. Her questions are rooted in an incredibly strong technical base and impressive résumé; she asks in order to create confusion and investigates in order to build beauty out of it.
September 11, 2017
By Rose Ritch
Dwight Rhoden’s “Hissy Fits” has left my mind in a tantrum. I would be a complete liar if I said this work was easy to dance. From its complexly-layered to music to difficult choreography and partnering sequences, each rehearsal has been a new challenge.
September 4, 2017
By Alyssa Myers
As the semester begins to unfold, myself and the class of 2020 have begun working on choreography of our own. Lasts semester’s freshman choreography showcase brought so much light to our class; I can only imagine how a whole year of Kaufman curriculum can enhance our creative process.
August 28, 2017
By Zach Manske and Jainil Mehta
JM: The freshman class has been constantly surprised by the admissions team and the faculty these past two weeks. The first time we ‘physically’ met each other was during the Meet the Dean event, just after moving in. I say ‘physically’ because we were in contact through our Facebook and iMessage group during the long waiting period after acceptance (between March and mid-August).
August 21, 2017
By Celine Kiner
After Wednesday’s return to the USC campus, my textbooks are finally stacked, notebooks labeled, pencils sharpened, and of course, pointe shoes sewn.
August 14, 2017
By Ardyn Flynt
This summer, I was fortunate enough to spend time dancing to music that makes my heart soar, exploring movement that has fascinated me for years, and experiencing a culture that I have long been curious about: house dance.
August 8, 2017
At USC Kaufman, there are endless ways to get involved–so many, in fact, that one student couldn’t cover them all. So we asked two; in this student blog, Lenai Wilkerson and Kaylin Sturtevant talk us through their activities inside and outside of the studio.
August 3, 2017
By Whitney Hester
August is almost here, which means the start of a new school year. New students going into college or getting ready to apply for colleges: you may think that you are completely prepared for life in a BFA program. Coming from a performing arts high school, I assumed I was completely prepared! However, listed below are ten things I wish I had known before applying to college dance programs.
July 31, 2017
By Paulo Hernandez-Farella
Deciding which college to attend was one of the hardest decisions I have made to date, but as each day ends, I am thankful to attend USC Kaufman. USC Kaufman is the most progressive and unique dance program in the country today, and maybe even the world. From our repertory to our artistic guests, USC Kaufman will give you incredible training and simultaneously enable you to expand your résumé.
July 24, 2017
By Alyssa Allen
USC Kaufman’s environment produces many opportunities where dancers and artists can collaborate. We are able to start building connections with other artists on campus that will remain strong after graduation and throughout our professional endeavors. Many of these collaborations have blossomed into friendships that will surely last a lifetime. I believe that now is the best time to collaborate–we are all hungry to create, and are willing to do it for free (a rare opportunity in the working field).