“There is nothing stagnant about USC Kaufman–it’s all about growth and motion. For me, to be a part of USC Kaufman means to stimulate the thought process in a new direction, to liberate from all the rigid rules of the society and invent something which has not been seen or thought before, keeping in mind the foundation and historic relevance of the dance form.”
JA, an artistic collaboration between USC Kaufman BFA students Aidan Carberry and Jordan Johnson, will perform at the Odyssey Theatre. Performances take place Friday, January 25 and Saturday, January 26 at 8:00 p.m., as well as Sunday, January 27 at 2:00 p.m.
As a member of USC Kaufman’s inaugural class graduating spring 2019, Alvarez-Mena is in the process of developing her senior project, called Kaufman Care–a program that makes mental health services exclusively available to BFA students at the USC Glorya Kaufman School of Dance.
Each senior at USC Kaufman was tasked with creating a final project that combined three areas that interest them. Jackie Schiffner is combining her passions for dance, education and psychology to create a dance outreach program for elementary schoolers.
Dance minor Yifei Yu is an international student who discovered a love for dance in his elective courses at USC Kaufman. Now a senior, he has taken dance classes of many cuts and colors—here, he tells us what he has learned so far.
It is a USC Kaufman tradition that our Repertory and Performance final entails what we like to call “So You Think You Can Rep.” BFA freshman Eli Alford explains the tradition and his first year participating.
USC Kaufman BFA senior Rachel Walton is no stranger to technology. She attended a math and science preparatory high school before joining the inaugural class of dance majors at USC in 2015. As graduation approaches, Walton is planning to present her love of dance with a tech-savvy twist as her senior project.
This December, USC Kaufman students will appear in several productions of the Nutcracker, in Southern California, Colorado, New Mexico, and Texas.
Backstreet Boys’ new “Chances” music video features two USC Kaufman BFA students, Madison Vomastek and Jake Tribus. The dancers lead the video’s plot through a train station and into a whirling duet number. Madison recounts her experience in this student blog post.