By Chloe Kuka
It’s been almost a month, but we can’t stop thinking about the insane talent of all the dancers who traveled to L.A. to audition for our program! However, the auditions couldn’t have run smoothly without the help of our current student volunteers, who did everything from hosting auditionees in their dorm rooms to making coffee runs for the professors. We asked freshmen Alex, Aurora, Evan, and Zach about their experiences helping out with auditions for the class of 2022.
By Alvaro Montelongo
This past Tuesday we had the great honor of exploring with Lucky Plush Productions ensemble members Michel Rodriguez Cintra and Meghann Wilkinson. Working with them after having seen them perform the night before was very exciting because of the show’s high energy.
By Ardyn Flynt and Juan Miguel Posada
The Jets versus the Sharks–in KDC 106 this semester, the diverse student cast of West Side Story is making its way toward opening night in Bing Theatre, March 29. The program will be the very first collaboration between USC Kaufman, USC Thornton, and USC School of Dramatic Arts, and it doubles as a Visions & Voices event.
For USC Viterbi mechanical engineering major Sara Atun, the decision to become a dance minor at the Glorya Kaufman School of Dance was one of the easiest choices she has made since she began college.
“I [did] some research on the program before I came, and knowing that Kaufman was such a wonderful school, I didn’t even have to consider if I wanted to be a part of it,” she said. “Declaring this minor was actually one of the first things I did when I came to USC as a freshman.”
By Lenai Wilkerson
USC Kaufman hosted another official BFA photoshoot this past weekend, this time selecting students to represent the classes of 2019, 2020, and 2021. We spent two full days recalling and shooting moments from last semester’s repertoire and student works performances.
The Music Center’s Spotlight Awards are celebrating 30 years this season; among the program’s alumni are American Ballet Theatre principal Misty Copeland, Alvin Ailey Dance Theater rehearsal director Matthew Rushing and now several USC Kaufman BFA students.
By Zackery Torres
Integrity, intelligence, and intricacy.
Andrew Winghart brought these three things to the USC Kaufman family during his master class on Friday, and it was such an honor to take part in the experience.