Professor Achinta McDaniel and students Eileen Kim and Valerie Chen share how amplifying the work of AAPI artists is sparking conversation on campus.
Hayden Rivas (BFA ’24) chronicles an “unforgettable” three weeks in the City of Light.
Known colloquially as the Oscars of Dance, The Bessies are presented annually in New York City and recognize outstanding creative work in the field.
“You must ask yourself, as poet Mary Oliver wrote, ‘What is it you plan to do with your one wild and precious life?'”
“Professor Patrick Corbin once said, ‘We will leave here with pieces of each other.’ That’s what this program is designed to do, push each other to be better dancers by taking pieces of each other’s artistry.”
Another momentous year at USC Kaufman is in the books. Read on for some of the highlights.
A member of the USC Kaufman Class of 2025, Kochhar is one of several international students combining scholarly and artistic pursuits.
A long-time performer and educator, Farmer joins USC Kaufman after directing the BFA Program in Dance at The Sharon Disney Lund School of Dance at CalArts.
Ford’s research examines the mechanisms of identity and culture through an exploration of embodiment, choreography, and Black, queer, critical and performance studies.
AJ Joehl, Colin Heino, Emma Sutherland, and Brodie Wolf (BFA ’23) are using dance, film — and, yes, vendors — to put experiential performance to the test.
A founding faculty member of the USC Glorya Kaufman School of Dance, Grimes has dedicated more than a decade to his students and higher education.
Eileen Kim (BFA ’23) looks back on a memorable week of cross-disciplinary collaborations.
An award-winning writer and producer, Blackington James is a former dancer and an MFA graduate of USC.
Featuring a program of works by some of the biggest names in dance. Tickets now on sale.
Noble (BFA ’23) is on a mission to help the next generation of musical theater stars.
The 2022 Dance Magazine Award honoree and scholar was recognized earlier this fall for nearly a half-century of interdisciplinary work on topics spanning race, gender, and social constructs in the field of dance.
Kali Sayles (BFA ’26) shares her experience working with Professor d. Sabela Grimes and curating this semseter’s Fresh Sesh program.
The Claude and Alfred Mann Endowed Professor in Dance celebrated his first in person residency with a private evening celebration with members of the USC Kaufman and Los Angeles dance community.
Professors Tiffany Bong and Patrick Corbin are utilizing the power of dance to nurture community and improve wellness.
The Board of Councilors member and one-time ballet protégé reflects on her own dance journey and mentoring the next generation of artists.
From “Dirty Dancing” to “High School Musical”—the work of the award-winning director, choreographer, and producer is known and beloved by millions around the world.
Andre Walker, current dance minor, discusses his experience in the program and his interdisciplinary approach to movement.
Organized by the USC Glorya Kaufman School of Dance, USC Visions and Voices presents Uprooted: The Journey of Jazz Dance – A Screening and Conversation with director Khadifa Wong, Durden, and Knight.
USC Kaufman welcomes new faculty members, Pat Taylor, Josette Wiggan, Betsy Struxness and Nina Flagg. Plus, a return to The Wallis Center for the Performing Arts.
The Dance Magazine Award honoree and MacArthur Fellow sits down with Dean Julia Ritter and students of the USC Glorya Kaufman School of Dance to talk about his path to success.
The USC Kaufman alums and newest members of the renowned contemporary dance group head to Bovard Auditorium this month for the ensemble’s Los Angeles debut.
USC Kaufman hosted Kyle Abraham and his company A.I.M for their 2022 winter intensive. During this week-long intensive, students learned from company members and Abraham, Claude and Alfred Mann Endowed Professor at USC Kaufman, himself. Hayden Rivas (BFA ’24) participated in the intensive for the second year and discusses his experience.
2022 presented many new and exciting opportunities as the USC Glorya Kaufman School of Dance continued in-person instruction and performances. From USC Kaufman’s debuts at The Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts in Beverly Hills and the Stadttheater Fürth in Germany to the many student choreographed shows, the BFA students worked tirelessly all year. As 2022 comes to a close, look back at some of these incredible moments.
The opportunities that USC Kaufman provides, from working with visiting artists to live performance on a professional stage, are transformative and set our students on a trajectory for success beyond college. Your support helps us take advantage of all these opportunities and more so that our students may flourish.
The LA Times highlights the work of USC Kaufman Lecturer Achinta McDaniel and her vision for “dismantling the monolith.”