Brandon Carpio

Tampa, FL

BFA Class of 2019

 Where did you train?

I trained at a local dance school in Tampa, Florida called America’s Ballet School led by two former principal ballet dancers from Venezuela and Cuba.

What inspires you?

After watching an exciting performance or seeing an artist who has transformed the stage into a magical place, I get inspired to do the same. Music inspires me as well. Closing my eyes, I start to imagine, to create either a movie or a dance. With each note, I see a story forming!

Describe yourself in three words:

Joie de vivre.

Tell us a fun fact about you:

I have been playing piano since I was five years old and still continue to play today. I am also a black belt in taekwondo.  I hope to be an actor and director someday.

What does it mean to be a part of USC Kaufman’s inaugural class?

We are the building blocks to create a strong base for USC’s dance program. We are responsible for giving it a special name in the world of dance!