Makayla Bailey

Fresno, CA

BFA Class of 2021

Where did you train?

I trained at The Dance Studio of Fresno for the past 13 years. I also trained at various summer intensive programs including Movement Invention Project NYC (MIP2), Bolshoi Ballet NYC, Alonzo King Lines Ballet, Joffrey Ballet NYC, and Joffrey Jazz NYC.

What inspires you?

I am inspired by dance as a form of art. Having the ability to share my inner soul and emotions with an audience inspires me. Knowing my passion for dance can impact the lives of many or just one single person drives me to grow as an artist.

Describe yourself in three words.

Compassionate. Determined. Motivated.

Tell us a fun fact about you.

I am adopted from China.

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

Being a part of USC Kaufman means that I will be a part of a new movement that is changing the way the world looks at dance. I will have the opportunity to grow as an artist under the guidance of some of the most prestigious dance faculty.