Jasmine Heart Cruz

San Francisco, CA

BFA Class of 2024

Where did you train?

I have trained at the Westlake School for the Performing Arts in Daly City, CA since I was three years old.

What inspires you?

My biggest inspiration is my family. They sacrificed so much for me to be able to do what I love and train all these years. It inspires me to make the most of every opportunity and give it my all to make them proud.

Describe yourself in three words.

Curious. Resilient. Spunky.

Tell us a fun fact about you.

I have a cat named Nala but I call her Chicken.

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

Being a part of USC Kaufman means pushing myself out of my comfort zone and being able to dance alongside such amazing dancers. The Kaufman School not only further develops technique and artistry but prepares dancers for all aspects of a dance career. I am so grateful and excited to start this new chapter of my life at USC Kaufman!