Celine Kiner

Santa Clarita, CA

BFA Class of 2019

Where did you train?

I trained with the Santa Clarita Ballet Academy & Company for ten years.

What inspires you?

I’m inspired by a fascination with movement in general, as well as by the baby ballerinas I teach at my home studio. The pure joy I see on their little faces as they twirl remind me why and how much I love to dance.

Describe yourself in three words:

Determined, compassionate, interested.

Tell us a fun fact about you.

I have weird eyebrows.

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

That I am fortunate enough to be involved in the beginnings of the USC Kaufman program means that the impossible is possible. I would never have expected to receive an opportunity so wonderful, but somehow here I am, and I could not be more grateful for the exposure to such an exceptional cast of faculty and students.