University of Southern California

USC Glorya Kaufman School of Dance
LOCATION: Los Angeles, CA
YEAR EST.: 2012
DEPARTMENT LEADERSHIP: Jodie Gates
DTCB COLLEGE REPRESENTATIVES: Anne Aubert-Santelli, Leanna Bremond
DEGREE PROGRAMS OFFERED: BFA, Dance
PROGRAM EMPHASIS: Ballet, Hip Hop, and Contemporary Styles
CONTACT: Websiteuscdance@usc.edu
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PROGRAM OVERVIEW:
The Glorya Kaufman School of Dance at the University of Southern California is an epicenter of excellence in the interdisciplinary study of dance. Classes are held in the state-of-the-art Glorya Kaufman International Dance Center, located in the heart of Los Angeles.  

Our pioneering Bachelor of Fine Arts program combines the artistic rigor of conservatory dance instruction with the unparalleled academic opportunities, world-class faculty and high-level resources offered by one of the world’s leading research universities. Providing foundational insight, opportunities for artistic development, exposure to acclaimed practicing artists, dance conditioning and strategic career venture skills, USC Kaufman’s hybrid model of dance education develops technically proficient dancers, choreographers and leaders in the field.  

In addition to bringing together a stellar list of faculty and Artists in Residence, the program features the repertory of several iconic and innovative choreographers including faculty member William Forsythe, Vice Dean and Artistic Director Jodie Gates, Artists in Residence Hope Boykin and Barak Marshall, as well as George Balanchine, Jiří Kylián, Ohad Naharin, Crystal Pite, Dwight Rhoden, Sonya Tayeh and Rauf “RubberLegz” Yasit, among other significant dance-makers.     

Graduates of the BFA program have gone on to secure contracts with Broadway productions and dance companies including Alonzo King LINES Ballet, BalletMet, Ballet Hispánico, BODYTRAFFIC, Complexions Contemporary Ballet, Gibney Dance, Hubbard Street Dance Chicago, Oregon Ballet Theatre and RUBBERBAND, among others. They have also gone on to pursue careers in choreography, arts administration, marketing and business.