A bevy of Angelenos joined forces with Hubbard Street Dance Chicago and its artistic director, Glenn Edgerton, to make a June 1 gala fundraiser a rousing success. Los Angeles philanthropist Glorya Kaufman presented an artistic Spotlight Award to renowned choreographer William Forsythe, associate choreographer with the Paris Opéra Ballet as of fall 2015, and incoming faculty ...
Very pleased to have contributed the cover story to DANCE TEACHER Magazine September 2014 issue …. “Breeding Hybrids.” Excerpt here: The news came as a shock, a pleasant one. On May 7, the Glorya Kaufman School of Dance at the University of Southern California, on the cusp of taking in its first crop of BFA ...
A blast of wonderful news came across our desk this morning. Former dancer and current dance educator and presenter Jodie Gates has been named vice dean and director of the new USC Glorya Kaufman School of Dance. The school was established in November 2012 by a transformational gift from Glorya Kaufman, a visionary Los Angeles ...
One of southern California’s most charming beach communities with a long history as an art colony (group it with Carmel in the north and Santa Barbara on the central coast), Orange County’s Laguna Beach hosts, with civic pride, an eight-year-running dance festival. It’s the labor of love of Jodie Gates, the former Joffrey Ballet ballerina. ...