Photo: USC Kaufman BFA Student Jessica Muszynsky | Photo by Rose Eichenbaum

Faculty News

September 13, 2023

USC Kaufman celebrates 50 years of Hip Hop

We asked six faculty members who regularly teach aspects of Hip Hop dance and culture about the significance of USC’s upcoming festival and the 50-year anniversary.

Peter Chu, Ryan Phuong, Tiffany Bong and Max Pham sit on a panel

September 30, 2022

Seeing Representation in Dance Beyond the AAPI Monolith

On September 15, USC Kaufman partnered with USC Visions and Voices to host Beyond the Monolith: Representations of AAPI Artists in Dance, Part 1. This event was the first of a forthcoming series aimed at creating platforms of visibility for Asian American Pacific Islander (AAPI) dance artists. It illuminated a broad spectrum of innovative approaches to dance, addressed AAPI artists’ struggles for equitable representation, and presented their call to action goals at USC Kaufman.

James Ady, Kelly Alvarez, Max Pham

September 1, 2022

Announcing New Faculty, Artists in Residence and Fall 2022 Repertory

This coming semester, the USC Glorya Kaufman School of Dance offers students opportunities to engage with many renowned artists. Welcoming two new faculty members, James Ady and Kelly Alvarez will work with BFA and elective students, respectively. New Artist in Residence Max Pham also joins USC Kaufman this fall. For upcoming fall performances, BFA students of all classes will learn repertory from new Artists in Residence and current USC Kaufman faculty.

Dean Julia M. Ritter

August 16, 2022

A message from the Dean

Dance scholar Julia M. Ritter joined the University of Southern California as dean of the USC Glorya Kaufman School of Dance, beginning July 1. Click to read a welcome message from Dean Ritter about the school and its mission.