Coco Alvarez-Mena

Miami, FL

BFA class of 2019

Where did you train?

The Harid Conservatory and DanceTown Dance Studios.

What inspires you?

I get inspired through knowing that those who succeed aren’t those who are the most talented but those that are willing to work the hardest. Looking up to successful people, dancers in particular, who are examples of this inspires me to keep moving forward.

Describe yourself in three words.

Witty, driven and messy.

Tell us a fun fact about you.

I love country music.

What does it mean to be a part of USC Kaufman’s inaugural class?

It is both an honor and a blessing to be a part of the Kaufman inaugural class. Having the ability to shape and define a new program within the world of dance is a privilege I couldn’t possibly take for granted. Ecstatic doesn’t begin to explain how I feel about this opportunity.