USC Kaufman accepting applications for 2020 New Movement Residency

December 4, 2019

Four dancers rehearse in a studio

Micaela Taylor and The TL Collective during the 2019 New Movement Residency | Photo by Mary Mallaney

The USC Glorya Kaufman School of Dance is accepting applications for its 2020 New Movement Residency program. Now in its third year, the program aims to support choreographers. The residency provides artists the space for them to explore, create and prepare dance work for future touring and presentations.

The 2018 inaugural New Movement Residency included Ana Maria Alvarez of CONTRA-TIEMPO, Seda Aybay of Kybele Dance Theater and Loni Landon of Loni Landon Dance Project. In 2019, the New Movement Residency included Southern California-based artists Marissa Osato of Entity Contemporary Dance, Micaela Taylor of The TL Collective and choreographer Tony Testa.

As with last year’s program, the 2020 round of the New Movement Residency will specifically support Southern California-based choreographers. Up to three artists will be selected to participate in this three-week residency.

The program will take place at the Glorya Kaufman International Dance Center in Los Angeles. Residency dates are May 26 through June 12, 2020. The deadline to apply for the residency is January 17, 2020.

For more information about the New Movement Residency, please contact Renae Williams Niles, Associate Dean of Administration, at 213-821-6981 or

By Sara Silberman