USC Glorya Kaufman School of Dance and USC Thornton School of Music students are in France through June 9 for our 2019 Paris Maymester. During this course, students explore moments in Parisian salon culture as sites of artistic inspiration and collaboration.
With graduation just around the corner, USC Kaufman’s inaugural class of BFA students has acquired countless memories. Here, they reflect on a few of their favorite moments, and on their overall growth as artists and scholars.
As USC Kaufman’s Class of 2019 prepares for this week’s commencement, two international students offer advice for those considering USC Kaufman. Though the distance may be great, these graduating seniors explain how they have found their niche within the larger university.
Last month, several BFA students from the USC Glorya Kaufman School of Dance traveled to Los Cabos, Mexico to perform at the annual Gala de Danza. The gala, founded by Christina Lyon, began in 2013 when Lyon visited Cabo San Lucas.
Student Aurora Vaughan (BFA ’21) offers her own perspective on mental health and wellness at USC Kaufman. We spoke with her briefly about her own experiences before and during her time in college, and about the resources she hopes to implement in the future.
When dance major Justin Epstein (BFA ’19) pitched his senior project late last year, he had big aspirations. Epstein wanted to create a live interactive experience, with music, projections, and dance. All would be manipulated spontaneously throughout the evening.
Lenai Wilkerson (BFA ’19) was told at age 12 that she would not become a professional dancer. She was serious about ballet and had already decided it was her future career, but her dance teacher suggested basketball or track instead. Her passion, the teacher said, would not be enough.
USC Glorya Kaufman School of Dance student Satori Folkes-Stone (BFA ’19) had her senior project in mind long before she presented it live on March 28. Her process began more than six months earlier—by last August, she had already conceptualized the piece and assembled a team.