Student Blog

Jainil and another member of FIDAA pose in McCarthy Quad with a poster advertising their club.

September 30, 2019

Student Blog: Creating a second home at USC as an international student

Traveling approximately 8,000 miles away from Mumbai, India was a brave decision for both my family and myself. I thought I’d have to fit in to the “American culture.” I did not expect USC to have so many opportunities and events for an international student like me to feel just like I am at home.

two dancers standing with hands on hips and right toes raised

September 26, 2019

Student Blog: In rehearsal with RubberLegz

Coming into this year at USC Kaufman, I didn’t know what to expect when hearing about the opportunity to work with Rauf “Rubberlegz” Yasit. A self-taught B-Boy, Yasit pairs his breakdancing technique with contemporary styled influences.

Bill Forsythe works with dance students in a studio

September 18, 2019

Student Blog: Freshmen’s first week with William Forsythe

My first day of freshman year was a staggering mix of nerves and excitement. We were told we would have class with Professor William Forsythe, the legendary choreographer I had been dreaming of studying with since before College Commitment Day.

two dancers looking away with serious faces

September 6, 2019

Student Blog: Choreographing for Traverse City Dance Project

With only four weeks to choreograph, clean, stage and perform a 15-minute piece, involving seven dancers and live music, we started moving quickly. I also had to take into account that I was learning a duo choreographed by Professor Lott.


August 30, 2019

Student Blog: Reflection on the College Admissions Process

After meeting with the faculty at Kaufman and speaking with the admissions team, I realized that I wanted to pursue a BFA in dance. USC was my ultimate choice for college because of all the amazing opportunities they provide for their students.

Alyssa, Brenden, and Sophia pose in white

August 14, 2019

Student Blog: Music & More SummerFest with ArtistsPlus Dance Company

After a fulfilling and challenging two weeks dancing at Orsolina 28’s Forsythe/Pite Program in Moncalvo, Italy, the day finally came. Sophia Oddi (BFA ‘19), Alyssa Allen (BFA ‘19) and I awoke early Saturday morning to embark on our adventure to perform at the second annual Music & More SummerFest in Trebinje, Bosnia and Herzegovina with ArtistsPlus Dance Company.

Cast of Aszure Barton's "BUSK" performing on stage

July 24, 2019

Student Blog: Aszure Barton finds form in Germany

USC Glorya Kaufman School of Dance senior Jake Tribus (BFA ’20) and alumna Jessica Muszynski (BFA ’19) worked with choreographer Aszure Barton at USC Kaufman this year, then were invited to join her in Germany this summer to work on a new creation. As a part of Aszure Barton & Artists, the two dancers are in the studio with company members during the day, then touring the city afterward.