(137) Jodie Gates, Vice Dean and Director of USC’s Glorya Kaufman School of Dance

Posted by on 05.13.2019

Today we are joined by Jodie Gates, vice dean and director of the University of Southern California’s Glorya Kaufman School of Dance.  Ms. Gates was a celebrated principal dancer with the Joffrey Ballet, Frankfurt Ballet, and Pennsylvania Ballet, as well as a principal guest artist with several companies around the world. She was a muse for celebrated choreographer Robert Joffrey and has worked with a host of renowned choreographers, including Merce Cunningham, Agnes de Mille, Paul Taylor, and Gerald Arpino.  In addition to her work at USC, she continues her passion of choreographing around the world and works as a beloved repetiteur for William Forsythe.

Founded in 2012, USC Kaufman is at the forefront of developing dancers, choreographers and dance leaders for the future.  Their degree program embraces the artistic rigor of conservatory dance instruction with unparalleled academic opportunity offered by one of the world’s leading universities to shape the next generation of dance leaders who are connected to the world-at-large.
This episode is brought to you by Yumiko (yumiko.com) and USC’s Glorya Kaufman School of Dance (kaufman.usc.edu)

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