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Senior Satori Folkes-Stone’s “Super P.C.” talks femininity in all its forms

USC Glorya Kaufman School of Dance student Satori Folkes-Stone (BFA ’19) had her senior project in mind long before she presented it live on March 28. Her process began more than six months earlier—by last August, she had already conceptualized the piece and assembled a team.

Student Reflection: Satori Folkes-Stone

BFA student Satori Folkes-Stone feels that her freshman year in the inaugural class at USC Kaufman is summarized by a specific experience, one that embodies the program’s principles: learning Martha Graham’s “Helios.”

Satori Folkes-Stone

She hopes “to be a dance maker and performer that is socio-politically conscious, self-aware, community centric, accepting of change and celebratory of the improvisational magic of street and black social dance practices.”

Student Spotlight: Satori Folkes-Stone

BFA Class of 2019

Hometown: Los Angeles, CA

“I’m fortunate that the majority of my personal inspiration came from my mother who was a former dancer with Alvin Ailey. Though I possess slightly different interests, her journey has acted as the blueprint for mine. I intend to build upon that and make my own.”

USC Kaufman alumni speak with admitted students

Admitted students for the USC Glorya Kaufman School of Dance’s Class of 2024 recently attended a virtual panel with several of the School’s alumni. The speakers included Stephanie Dai, Satori Folkes-Stone, Paulo Hernandez-Farella and Jackie Schiffner from the Class of 2019.

Gallery: USC Kaufman supporters attend West Side Story on Broadway

This February, more than 20 USC Glorya Kaufman School of Dance supporters gathered in New York City to attend the revival of West Side Story on Broadway, in which alumni Satori Folkes-Stone (BFA ’19) and Madison Vomastek (BFA ’19) are cast members.

USC Kaufman alumnae to perform in Broadway revival of West Side Story

USC Glorya Kaufman School of Dance alumnae Satori Folkes-Stone (BFA ’19) and Madison Vomastek (BFA ’19), who recently finished with their undergraduate studies, are packing up and moving across the country to another big city. The two dancers will join the cast of the upcoming Broadway revival of West Side Story.

Student Blog: Springboard Danse Montreal

By Satori Folkes-Stone

I can’t remember when I first heard about Springboard Danse Montreal, but it’s been floating around in my head for years as the summer program; an untouchable, exclusive, high-caliber, career-defining experience. Naturally this fantastical conceptualization made getting in and finally attending the program feel ridiculously incomprehensible.

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.

Student Blog: Learning with the lovely Fiona Lummis

By Satori Folkes-Stone
In the shark tank that is college, USC Kaufman students are so unbelievably privileged to have 33 built-in supporters. Even the faculty exudes a familial energy that creates an extremely comforting environment to expand in artistically.

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