Greetings from USC Kaufman’s Director of Admission

August 23, 2018

Admission and Student Services team

I’m Anne, the Director of Admission and Student Services for the USC Glorya Kaufman School of Dance. (I’m the one on the right). I love my job because I get to work with remarkable students like you as they look ahead to the next chapter in their lives. I am also proud to be a part of USC Kaufman, with its trailblazing vision of The New Movement.

As a part of The New Movement, you’ll receive conservatory dance training within one of the world’s leading private research universities. You’ll explore points of intersection between different styles such as ballet, contemporary styles, and hip-hop, collaborate with students and faculty throughout campus on mixed-media projects, and join a supportive community affectionately called the “Kaufman Family.” You’ll be mentored by a stellar faculty that includes Jodie Gates, William Forsythe, Desmond Richardson, Aszure Barton and Jermaine Spivey, perform a diverse repertory of master and new works at a company level and explore all that the University of Southern California and Los Angeles have to offer.

I know that the college admission process can be very stressful, especially when managing applications and auditions for several programs at once. To help you find your way, I’ll share tips and resources on our homepage, via social media and in our monthly admission e-blast. Also, you’ll find key information—such as requirements, deadlines and opportunities to connect with USC Kaufman representatives (including my amazing team, photographed above) and faculty on campus or in a city near you—under the Apply section of our website.

I look forward to sharing this journey with you!

Dance On!

Anne Aubert-Santelli
Director of Admission
USC Glorya Kaufman School of Dance
Phone: (213) 821-6725

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P.S. Just for fun, our admissions team answered the “Quick Takes” from this year’s USC Undergraduate Application:

Anne Aubert-Santelli (on the right)

  1. Describe yourself in three words: Addicted to LaCroix
  2. What is your favorite snack? Anything with cheese (I’m French, after all!)
  3. Favorite app/website: Etsy
  4. Best movie of all time: Team America: World Police
  5. Hashtag of describe yourself: #dollhousedame
  6. Dream job: USC Kaufman’s Director of Admission
  7. What is your theme song? Shake It Off by Taylor Swift
  8. Dream trip: 141-day Viking World Cruise
  9. What TV Show Will You Binge Watch Next? Possibly The Originals, but I’m still on season 6 of The Vampire Diaries
  10. Place you are most content? Paris

Cameo Beard (on the left)

  1. Describe yourself in three words: Optimistic, Vibrant, Libra
  2. What is your favorite snack? Trader Joes Triple Ginger Snaps
  3. Favorite app/website: Exploratorium
  4. Best movie of all time: The Lion King
  5. Hashtag to describe yourself: #CocoaKhaleesi
  6. Dream job: Dance on tour with Janet Jackson
  7. What is your theme song? Feedback by Janet Jackson
  8. Dream trip: Santorini, Greece
  9. What TV show will you binge watch next? Ballers
  10. Place you are most content? In the company of my family and friends

Wilson Vu (in the middle, somewhat elevated :P)

  1. Describe yourself in three words: Mildly-funny, Pisces, Emotional-eater
  2. What is your favorite snack? Dino nuggets
  3. Favorite app/website: Netflix
  4. Best movie of all time: Spirited Away
  5. Hashtag to describe yourself: #howdoesthiswork
  6. Dream job: Arts Administrator/Dancer/Choreographer/Educator – I already have my dream job 🙂
  7. What is your theme song? Sometime (feat Brasstracks) by Yung Bae
  8. Dream trip: Asia tour: Vietnam, Seuol, Tokyo, and Hong Kong
  9. What TV show will you binge watch next? Pokemon: Johto League Champions
  10. Place you are most content? Dance studio