Student Blog

dancer in a studio

December 26, 2022

Student Blog: A.I.M Winter Intensive 2022

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.

ballet dancers going across the floor

November 8, 2022

Student Blog: Day in the Life of a Third Year

I (much to my disbelief) am now a third year dance major here at The USC Glorya Kaufman School of Dance. I’ve chosen to share a snapshot of my typical Tuesday, which is an assortment of both the physical and intellectual.

November 8, 2022

Student Blog: Master Class with Nicolette Alberti

On Tuesday November 1, 2022, USC Kaufman Career Services offered a free master class with commercial dance artist Nicolette Alberti. The class was open to dance BFA students, dance minors, and musical theatre BFA students. Alberti, who graduated with a BFA in dance from Rutgers University, has worked with some of the industry’s biggest names, including Ariana Grande, Nicki Minaj, Ricky Martin, Jennifer Lopez, Maluma and Iggy Azalea. Hayden Rivas (BFA ’24) discusses his experience in the class.

dancers on stage, all with one arm and one leg raised. Wearing white tops and gray pants with marathon numbers pinned to their shirts

October 21, 2022

Student Blog: Working with Monica Bill Barnes and Company

On September 29, 2022, USC Visions and Voices in partnership with USC Kaufman presented the west coast premiere of The Running Show by Monica Bill Barnes and Company. Kali Sayles (BFA ’26) discusses her experience in the unique rehearsal process and performance.

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.