We invite you to give now to help build a legacy of support that will impact students, educators, choreographers and audience members for generations to come.
For a limited time, two extraordinary opportunities exist to be part of “The New Movement” at USC: the Founder’s Circle (scholarship gifts) and Naming Opportunities (within the new building). For ongoing support, you can also join the Dean’s Circle.
“We are creating a new and visionary school that will be at the forefront of developing dancers, choreographers and dance leaders. The USC Glorya Kaufman School of Dance promises to transform the landscape of dance, making an impact on a national scale through its development of a New Movement model and its collaboration with leading artists from Los Angeles and around the globe. We invite you to partner in an enduring legacy that will support generations of talented students in their intellectual and artistic development.”
–Robert Cutietta, Dean
This spring, Ellie Kitta becomes the newest member of the USC Glorya Kaufman School of Dance Board of Councilors. As a board member, her aim will be to advance the school’s development alongside Dean Robert Cutietta, Vice Dean Jodie Gates and the USC Kaufman staff.
Kitta has always been passionate about dance, given that her father was a professional dancer with the Igor Moiseyev Ballet. She also received classical ballet training while growing up in Moscow, Russia, which she continues to practice today.
On Jan. 22, artistic advisor William Forsythe and artist in residence Victor Quijada joined USC Kaufman friends and donors for dinner and conversation with faculty, staff, and BFA dance students. The reception took place in the Glorya Kaufman International Dance Center.
This fall, three new members joined the USC Kaufman Board of Councilors: Gale Luce, Sue Tsao, and Ann Gianopulos. As a part of the board, they will work with Dean Robert Cutietta and the USC Kaufman staff to advance the school’s development.
Sarah Haggerty joins USC Kaufman as Associate Director of Individual Giving. We spoke with her a little bit about joining our team, and her role as a part of the USC Kaufman family.
USC Kaufman welcomed the Trojan League of Los Angeles (TLLA) to the Glorya Kaufman International Dance Center on Nov. 9. TLLA members hosted their general meeting in a traditional classroom on the building’s second floor, followed by a reception with wine and hors d’oeuvres in the lobby on the first floor.
Our Kaufman Tailgate was definitely a highlight of the month of October! Check out the photos from that memorable afternoon.
USC kaufman hosted an artists’ reception immediately following the Visions and Voices co-presentation of “Making Movements: Dance and Social Change featuring Jon Boogz” on Wednesday, Oct. 18, 2017. The reception was held on the Mezzanine level of the Glorya Kaufman International Dance Center, and guests enjoyed conversation with wine and light bites.
USC Trustee and our visionary founder Glorya Kaufman was featured in USC Trojan Family for her enduring passion and historic gift to USC Kaufman, including the brand new building that houses the program and its students.