Rae Srivastava

Austin, TX

BFA Class of 2020

Where did you train?

I began dancing with Kim Willet and Anisha Causey at Bodytalk Dance Co. After this, I trained for a few transformative years with Cheryl Copeland. After she moved to NYC, I finished out my high school years with Rise Dance Company.

What inspires you?

My inspiration stems from any new kind of music I encounter. Through dance, I try to distill my experience of the music and translate it as accurately as I can into movement.

Describe yourself in three words.

Perceptive. Vacillating. “Phresh.”

Tell us a fun fact about you.

When I was six, I was kicked off of my soccer team for scoring in the wrong goal.

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

To me, being a part of USC Kaufman means rejecting well-worn paths in favor of untrodden ones. I am now afforded a chance to actively mold and shape a still-evolving program.