USC Kaufman School of Dance

On March 23, USC Kaufman embarked on a new era for the School and moved our operations completely online. Although we are all still adjusting to this new reality, our commitment to providing high-quality dance instruction remains the same. Our faculty and staff have shown tremendous creativity as we translate our daily activities into a virtual format, and our students have been incredibly resilient as they tackle the unique challenges of online dance instruction.

During this crisis, however, many members of the USC Community including students, community partners and employees are facing unprecedented challenges and financial hardships.  These include circumstances such as unexpected health needs, sudden loss of income, housing uncertainty, or even an inability to meet basic food needs. In response, many of you have reached out to ask how you can help meet the immediate needs of USC students and the greater USC community.  We are so grateful for your willingness to help those in need.  Below are some options for how you can help:

The University’s COVID-19 Response

USC has established four funds in response to the COVID-19 crisis to help support all areas of the Trojan community. These funds include the USC Student Basic Needs FundKeck Medicine of USC COVID-19 Emergency Response FundUSC Community Outreach Fund, and USC Employee Support FundAdditionally, you can support USC Kaufman students specifically by contributing to the USC Kaufman Annual Fund and USC Kaufman General Scholarship Fund, both of which provide vital resources that help ensure the well-being of all Kaufman students and their continued access to educational opportunities here at USC.


USC Kaufman exists due to the visionary philanthropy of Glorya Kaufman, whose transformational gift in 2012 established the first new school at USC in nearly forty years. USC Kaufman expands the University of Southern California’s unique signature as a private research university with a deep commitment to the arts. Our Bachelor of Fine Arts program combines the artistic rigor of conservatory dance instruction with the unparalleled academic opportunities, faculty and high-level resources offered by one of the world’s leading research universities. Our goal is to cultivate dance innovators and artist scholars who are connected to the world at large.

Class of ’19, ’20, ’21 and ’22 gathered in the entrance at USC Kaufman School of Dance. Photo: Gus Ruelas