USC Glorya Kaufman School of Dance

At outdoor Henry J. Leir Stage: Jul 24

Event Dates
Wednesday, Jul 24

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USC Glorya Kaufman School of Dance
July 24, 2024

Pillow Debut

The outdoor Henry J. Leir Stage hosts dancers from the BFA program of USC Glorya Kaufman School of Dance for a special one-night-only performance on July 24. This performance includes a “Choose What You Pay” ticketing option, with a suggested ticket price of $25.

Founded in 2012, USC Kaufman is a world-class art school at the forefront of developing dancers, choreographers, and dance leaders for the future through a comprehensive BFA program at a premier research institution. The Kaufman community is home to award-winning faculty artists and Artists in Residence and features the repertory of several iconic choreographers, including Jiří Kylián, Ohad Naharin, and Crystal Pite. BFA dancers also study and work with an ever-expanding roster of Visiting Artists, such as Tessandra Chavez, Peter Chu, Tyce Diorio, Justin Peck, Max Pham, Dani Rowe, Caili Quan, Toyin Sogunro, Spenser Theberge, Doug Varone, and Yin Yue.

Graduates of the BFA program have secured contracts with international dance companies, Broadway productions, mega Pop music artists, and cruise ships. Kaufman alums have performed with Ballet Austin, Ballet BC, Ballet Hispánico, Ballets Jazz Montréal, BalletX, Complexions Contemporary Ballet, Gibney Company, Hubbard Street Dance Chicago, Joffrey Ballet, LA Dance Project, Oregon Ballet Theatre, RUBBERBAND and Staatsballet Berlin, among others. Alumni have recently danced at the Academy Awards and Super Bowl, in movies and commercials, at Coachella and other music festivals, and on tour with artists like Kali Uchis, Olivia Rodrigo, and Jennifer Lopez. BFA dancers also pursue careers in choreography, arts administration, marketing, business, digital technology, and dance science, forging new understanding around what dance can be and do in the world.

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