Being a part of USC Kaufman means the world to me! The greatest gift is being able to continue not only my dance training, but my education as well, at such a prestigious university. I am excited for the opportunity to contribute to the new movement and I can’t wait to see what the future has in store!
The USC Glorya Kaufman School of Dance BFA program was conceived with a conservatory-style emphasis on dance, but is embedded in a top-tier university. What exactly does this mean? BFA students at USC Kaufman take on technique, repertory, improvisation, and composition. Simultaneously, they meet the general education requirements of the university.
Several USC Kaufman BFA students and faculty will participate in interdisciplinary performances across Los Angeles. Learn more about these exciting events.
At the USC Glorya Kaufman School of Dance, BFA dance majors participate in several types of performances. Aside from the obvious fall and spring repertory showings, performance opportunities present themselves in several ways.
The Glorya Kaufman International Dance Center is not only home to USC Kaufman dance majors. Step into the building and you’ll also find hundreds of non-major dance students who have enrolled in one of the school’s many technique and lecture courses. Whether you’ve been dancing your whole life or you’ve yet to try your first step, USC Kaufman offers a wide range of levels and styles.
This year, USC Glorya Kaufman School of Dance and USC Thornton School of Music embark on the third iteration of their annual Choreographers & Composers concert: a collaboration between music and dance students which yields an evening of new works.
By Téa Devereaux
Last month, three sophomore dance majors and I traveled to London to work with musicians for collaboration, exploration, and choreographic purposes at Trinity Laban’s CoLab program. We each took on a different project, participating in four projects total. I worked on Rumba Til’ Tomorrow, which focused on the cultural dance rumba.
By Olivia Euritt
This past December, I had the opportunity to film for the third session of the Netflix television series, GLOW (Gorgeous Ladies Of Wrestling). Growing up, I had always dreamt of being on television. I can now say that my dream has come true–well, not quite yet. The episode I danced in will appear in the third season, coming this spring around April.
BFA students and USC Kaufman’s Vice Dean and Artistic Director talk about the school’s upcoming performance at The Joyce Theater. Watch this video to hear from Stephanie Dai, Trevor Daw, Juan Posada Penagos, Jackie Schiffner and Lenai Wilkerson, as well as Jodie Gates.