Photo: Photo by Carolyn DiLoreto

Building Updates

GKIDC, Turquoise Studio. Photo by Ema Peter

June 29, 2017

Press: Glorya Kaufman International Dance Center in Dance Teacher

The new Glorya Kaufman International Dance Center was recently featured in Dance Teacher magazine as an ideal space for dance enthusiasts, movers and thinkers alike.

“There’s definitely something to be said for jumping on perfectly springy floors—all thoughtfully installed by Harlequin—while sunlight streams in through floor-to-ceiling windows,” said Dance Teacher’s Rachel Rizzuto.

June 23, 2017

USC Kaufman set to welcome its new neighbor, the USC Village 

Just a year after its opening, the Glorya Kaufman International Dance Center is set to welcome a new neighbor this fall: the USC Village. The $700 million retail and residential project is set to open in August, in time for incoming students to move in and returning students to explore as the school year begins.

The Glorya Kaufman International Dance Center. Photo by Ema Peter

March 31, 2017

Three leading dance intensives at USC Kaufman this summer

The Glorya Kaufman International Dance Center will be home to three summer intensives in 2017, through USC Kaufman’s partnerships with leading international dance-makers.

Complexions Contemporary Ballet will offer its first summer intensive program at the Center, while Hubbard Street Dance Chicago and Gaga/People will return after holding intensives at USC Kaufman last summer.

KABC7 visits USC Kaufman

December 14, 2016

USC Glorya Kaufman School of Dance featured on KABC7

KABC7’s reporter Adrienne Alpert visited the Glorya Kaufman International Dance Center. Alpert spoke to the school’s founder and namesake Glorya Kaufman and Vice Dean and Director Jodie Gates. BFA students had the chance to share their experience within the program and showcase their work in technique class.

“Hundreds of dancers auditioned to get in to study in this state-of-the-art building. Only about 50 have been accepted… With its curving staircase and soaring ceilings, a visitor doesn’t have to be a dancer to be impressed by this facility,” said Alpert.

Watch the coverage on KABC7.

October 20, 2016

USC Kaufman in 4 Dancers

USC Kaufman’s building opening was covered in online dance publication earlier this month. Writer Catherine L. Tully outlines the building’s features and explains how it will function in the Los Angeles dance community.

“This project has been no small undertaking,” Tully writes.

Ribbon Cutting Ceremony at the Glorya Kaufman International Dance Center. Photo by Steve Cohn

October 6, 2016

The USC Glorya Kaufman International Dance Center celebrates its grand opening

The Glorya Kaufman International Dance Center, the largest dance-dedicated building on a private university campus, had its grand opening Oct. 5 in a stylish celebration of movement, scholarship and the arts.

At noon, several hundred people filled the courtyard of the handsome Italianate Collegiate Gothic building, a crowd that included more than two dozen USC trustees, many senior administrators and deans and USC Distinguished Professors who were introduced by Robert A. Cutietta, dean of the USC Glorya Kaufman School of Dance.


September 15, 2016

Backstage calls USC Kaufman “The L.A. Dance School You Should Care About”

Backstage’s Sept. 7 article tells readers of USC Kaufman’s initial conception, diverse faculty, and new building, among advice from Dean Robert Cutietta on applying to be one of the 18 accepted applicants per class.

“Highlighting the abilities of a ballet dancer in the hip-hop realm, for example, shows versatility and potential for growth,” writes Backstage journalist Briana Rodriguez.


September 14, 2016

New piano gets a new name

The brand new Glorya Kaufman International Dance Center is filled with the latest equipment, including six gleaming new pianos placed in its studios. Thanks to the generosity of the family of Lenai Wilkerson, a BFA student in the inaugural class, one of these pianos now has been named.

June 24, 2016

Glorya Kaufman International Dance Center featured in Dance Teacher Magazine

The Glorya Kaufman International Dance Center, was featured this month in Dance Teacher Magazine. The new state-of-the-art space will house USC Kaufman students, staff, and faculty, as well as visiting artists-in-residence. Dance Teacher’s Joseph Carman calls it “the ultimate dream dance facility,” noting that it “might be better described as ‘future-of-the-art.'”