Student Blog

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.

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.


November 13, 2017

Student Blog: Onstage with Jon Boogz

By Justin Epstein

Last week, all three classes of USC Kaufman BFAs had the opportunity to work with movement artist Jon Boogz. This was a particularly amazing experience for me because Jon Boogz’s movement vocabulary is based in popping, a West Coast Funk style that I have trained in for the last ten years.

November 6, 2017

Student Blog: Barak Marshall’s Monger

By Alyssa Myers

Recently, the Kaufman building has been filled with excitement, preparing for shows such as the Student Showcase and Midterm Works and Progress. But these are not the only projects that Kaufman students have been working on. For the past three weeks, Barak Marshall (former resident choreographer for Batsheva) has been setting Monger on the sophomore and junior BFA students.


October 23, 2017

Student Blog: Midterm and progress

By Evan Sagadencky

Amid all my preconceived notions and anxieties about performing in my first midterm showing at USC Kaufman, the overwhelming support and love from students and faculty alike made my first showing with Kaufman an unforgettable experience.


October 9, 2017

Student Blog: USC Kaufman in Japan

By Satori Folkes-Stone

I’m still processing last week’s USC Kaufman trip to Tokyo. This was my first time out of the country, and I wasn’t really sure what to expect. It was completely new and exciting, frightening, and exclusive, but highly informative.


October 1, 2017

Student Blog: Hip-hop and cypher studies

By Simrin Player

USC Kaufman has amassed some of the top innovative visionaries who embrace all different styles of dance. The New Movement growing here is truly a hybridity of dance styles. The inclusion of hip-hop as a core class for dance technique is a strong representation of the school’s focus on the creation of hybrid artists.