Pointe: Dreaming of performing professionally as a college student? Here’s what you need to know

October 25, 2023

Jasmine Robinson, a college student at USC Glorya Kaufman School of Dance, took a traineeship with Complexions Contemporary Ballet during her freshman year. Photo by T.R. Beving, courtesy Robinson.

The summer before her freshman year at the University of Southern California’s Glorya Kaufman School of Dance, Jasmine Robinson was offered a traineeship with Complexions Contemporary Ballet. She approached USC, and they made it work: “My first semester, I was able to go to New York for a week,” Robinson says. “While I was there, I took company class and sat in on rehearsals.”

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