New Movement Residency

The New Movement Residency at the USC Glorya Kaufman School of Dance aims to support choreographers by providing space for them to explore, create and prepare dance work for future touring and presentations.

Utilizing and maximizing its distinctive resources, including renowned faculty and large studio spaces, the USC Glorya Kaufman School of Dance will make available space to explore, create and prepare work for future touring and presentations. Up to three artists will be selected to participate in the 2020 New Movement Residency.

Eligible artists for the 2020 residency will be professional, post-college dancemakers based in Southern California. Artists with recent regional and national touring history and/or the strong potential to tour the work to be created during the residency will be more competitive. Selected artists may be asked to provide a workshop for BFA students and may be asked to include USC Kaufman BFA students in their creative process, whether to observe and document the creation of work at various stages, or shadow and interview choreographers, rehearsal directors and/or dancers in the process.

  • December 2, 2019: Start date for applications
  • January 17, 2020: Deadline to submit proposal
  • February 2020: Review and selection of proposals
  • March 2020: Announce selected artists/projects
  • May 26 – June 12, 2020: Dates of residency

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. The 2019 New Movement Residency focused on supporting Southern California-based choreographers and included: Marissa Osato of Entity Contemporary Dance, Micaela Taylor of The TL Collective, and choreographer Tony Testa.

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