USC Choreographic Institute

The USC Choreographic Institute is an international platform for groundbreaking initiatives in choreographic research, practice and mentorship.

The Institute explores the intersection of movement with science, technology, and media. The program also investigates the social good and cognitive value of motion to highlight the significance of the art and function of choreography. Working closely with partner schools within USC, including the School of Cinematic Arts and the Thornton School of Music, the Institute seeks to engage artists, scientists, gamers, medical researchers and humanists from a variety of disciplines and perspectives.

The Choreographic Institute is currently advised by William Forsythe, the widely-celebrated choreographer and artist acknowledged for reorienting the practice of ballet from its identification with classical repertoire to a dynamic 21st century art form.