Justin Pham

San Diego, CA

BFA Class of 2020

Where did you train?

My primary dance training comes from my studio, Murrieta Dance Project, owned and directed by the amazing Erin Babbs. Other teachers at my studio that have influenced me as a dancer are Orialis Ashley, Susan Barnett and Will Johnston.

What inspires you?

I am constantly inspired by my fellow peers and role models in the dance industry and beyond. I always find myself inspired to work on my own artistry when I witness other amazing works of art such as film, music, and photography.

Describe yourself in three words.

Passionate. Creative. Real.

Tell us a fun fact about you.

I have a shoe-shopping obsession that is getting out of hand.

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

Since the official news that USC Kaufman was in the works, I had trained tirelessly to ensure that I would be a part of the BFA Class of 2020; and to actually finally be here feels like a dream. Being in such a new program, we have the opportunity to shape the reputation for this school for years to come. It motivates me to give these next four years everything I possibly can!