Ellie Kitta danced and received her education in Moscow and the United States. You might say dance is in her blood, as her father danced for some of the great Russian masters. Throughout life she has remained an avid supporter of dance and the arts. In addition to serving on the Board of Councilors at USC Kaufman, she also serves on the Board of the Beverly Hills Literary Society. Ellie believes that USC Kaufman represents an evolution in university dance education. She currently offers mentoring to a number of USC Kaufman students.