The New Movement



Video: USC Glorya Kaufman School of Dance

The USC Glorya Kaufman School of Dance combines artistic preeminence with industry access at one of the nation’s top private research universities. Through exclusive collaborations with some of the world’s foremost dance innovators, USC Kaufman is quickly becoming a premiere hub for dance.

“The new movement at the USC Kaufman School of Dance is about being leaders in the field of dance education,” said Dean Robert Cutietta.


Press: Glorya Kaufman in Trojan Family

For the Love of Dance: USC Trustee and our visionary founder Glorya Kaufman was featured in USC Trojan Family for her enduring passion and historic gift to USC Kaufman, including the brand new building that houses the program and its students.

“Every aspect of the human condition is affected by the arts,” she says. “I don’t want people focusing on a price tag,” she says. “I want them to think about what my gift will do for the students who will have wonderful opportunities because of it.”

Read the full article at USC Trojan Family.


Press: BFA student Jake Tribus in Daily Trojan

Jake Tribus, BFA dance student from the class of 2020, was featured in the Daily Trojan this month for his recent accomplishments within the dance community, including dancing in Taylor Swift’s “Look What You Made Me Do” music video. Tribus spoke to writer Rowan Born about his schedule, his time at USC Kaufman, and much more.

“I found that I am not only growing in my ability to perform complicated movements and harder repertoires from contemporary companies, but in my ability to understand the history of dance and how to use my body. ”

Read the full article at the Daily Trojan.


Nov 11

USC Fall On-Campus Open House – November 11

This year’s Fall On-Campus Open House will take place on Saturday, November 11 from 9am to 5pm. You’ll not only learn about USC, but also the dance school. USC Kaufman activities include information sessions, building tours and master classes with faculty.

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USC Choreographic Institute

The mission of the USC Choreographic Institute is to establish how choreographic systems advance research in a variety of fields and to advocate for the social and cognitive value of choreography.

The USC Choreographic Institute is an international platform for innovative initiatives in choreographic research, practice, and mentorship. Working closely with partner schools at USC, including the Schools of Cinematic Arts,Gerontology, and Music, the  Institute engages artists, scientists, gamers, and humanists in exploring the intersections of movement, creative technologies, and well-being. Advised by world-renowned choreographer and artist William Forsythe, the USC Choreographic Institute is the research platform of the newly founded Glorya Kaufman School of Dance at the University of Southern California.