Jake Tribus

Wake Forest, NC

BFA Class of 2020

Where did you train?

I have been training at CC & Company Dance Complex since I was in seventh grade. I also trained at the Next Generation Ballet in Tampa, Florida, for a year under the direction of Peter Stark.

What inspires you?

I am inspired by music, art, and the creativity that lies within everyone. I am inspired by my parents and their dedication and love for both my brother and me. I am inspired by hard work, vulnerability, and compassion. I do my very best to use these inspirations within my dancing and to let them influence how I train and interact with my fellow dancers.

Describe yourself in three words.

Outgoing. Empathetic. Compassionate.

Tell us a fun fact about you.

I used to live in Hawaii when I was younger, and would surf all the time!

What does it mean to be a part of USC Kaufman?

To be a part of the USC Kaufman School of Dance means that my classmates and I are the start of a new beginning for contemporary dance in this industry. We are part of the “new movement,” and are the innovators and engineers of new concepts and ideas. We are going to be able to collaborate with each other and across multiple fields in the both performance and visual arts.