Photo: USC Kaufman BFA student dancer Jessica Musyznski | Photo by Rose Eichenbaum

Admissions News

dancer in a white cropped long sleeve in purple lighting

November 15, 2022

Student Blog: Life as a First-Year

Attending any university for the first time fills you with a variety of emotions. You’re eager to finally be in a new environment with individuals from all over, but you also carry a sense of fear from stepping into a new chapter of your life. I felt those exact emotions. I was finally at my dream school, ready to embark on my new journey as a USC student. But, I was highly anxious about starting something new.

girl standing in a dance class wearing a black shirt

November 11, 2022

Student Blog: Performance Opportunities

Performance opportunities at the USC Glorya Kaufman School of Dance range from large productions to impromptu performances. From New York to Japan and Germany to Los Angeles, USC Kaufman has taken in the works of its Artists in Residence, guests and students to various heights. Alumnus Nina Gumbs (BFA ’22) discusses her experience.

Eli Alford mid-jump

October 21, 2022

Student Blog: Making the Most of Open House

There is no doubt that the college application process can be a stressful time in your life. I remember researching all kinds of dance programs around the country as I tried to decide where I might fit best. Luckily for me, The USC Glorya Kaufman School of Dance hosted many in-person events for prospective students like myself. These events give you an understanding of what a day in the life as a USC Kaufman BFA looks like.

two dancers post on stage with the theater behind them

October 21, 2022

Student Blog: Performing Iconic Repertory

One of the main pillars of our curriculum here at The USC Glorya Kaufman School of Dance is our Repertory and Performance course. This course gives students the opportunity to learn and perform a diverse and exciting range of work, including new works and iconic repertory. I have been fortunate to perform iconic works by choreographers George Balanchine, Jiří Kylián, Ohad Naharin and Justin Peck, just to name a few.

a dancer on stage. A man plays a grand piano in the back and another man speaks into a microphone on the right

October 14, 2022

Student Blog: Diversifying Training with Cross Techniques

The USC Glorya Kaufman School of Dance continues to seek to transform dance. One goal that our community continues to work towards is the idea of “The New Movement.” USC Kaufman explores addressing this idea through a hybrid and collaborative approach. One way the school allows students to explore the idea of “hybridity” is through the module of cross techniques.

three BFA students perform

September 14, 2022

Student Blog: Being a scholar artist

A scholar artist (or scholartist, as we like to say at USC Kaufman) thinks critically about dance and creates meaningful discourse surrounding important aspects of the dance industry. By making progress towards a graduate degree, minoring or taking classes in different fields, USC Kaufman students are constantly redefining what it means to be an artist in the 21st century.

Man and woman in red and yellow dance attire outside at USC Village.

September 12, 2022

Anne’s Admission Advice: Applying to USC Kaufman

Assistant Dean of Admission Anne Aubert-Santelli describes changes in the application process for prospective students to the USC Glorya Kaufman School of Dance, due to COVID-19.

Dancers facing multiple directions with right hand raised and left hand lowered

September 11, 2022

Student Blog: Benefitting from Career Services

Eli Alford (BFA ’22), recent alum of USC Kaufman is currently working as a fellow at BalletX in Philadelphia. He discusses the resources that USC Kaufman Career Services provided to him during his senior year.

Anne, Kyle B, Elliot

August 29, 2022

Anne’s Admission Advice: Getting to Know the Admission Team

Kyle, Elliott, and I love hearing from prospective students. Don’t hesitate to contact us if you need information! Come say hello if you see us in the Glorya Kaufman International Dance Center or at your high school’s college fair. Part of why we do what we do is to connect with students like you! Know that we’re here to help you navigate the complicated dance admission process.