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Glorya Kaufman attends the Alvin Ailey 60th Anniversary Gala

Glorya Kaufman was among the attendees of the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater’s 60th Anniversary Gala. The event took place on November 28, 2018 at New York City Center and […]

Glorya Kaufman receives Lifetime Achievement Award at the 21st Annual Choreography Festival

McCallum Theatre Education presented the work of 27 choreographers and the Lifetime Achievement Award to philanthropist Glorya Kaufman at its 21st Annual Choreography Festival. The event took place on Saturday, […]

Glorya Kaufman to be keynote speaker at Vibrant Living Retreat

The USC Leonard Davis School of Gerontology will host a Vibrant Living Retreat on March 22 – 24, 2019 at the Ojai Valley Inn. Participants will relax and enjoy a […]

Vista Del Mar breaks ground on the Glorya Kaufman Performing Arts Center

Glorya Kaufman attends groundbreaking event Vista Del Mar Child and Family Services in Culver City held a groundbreaking event on Oct. 11 for its new performing arts center. Photos by [...]

Glorya Kaufman explores cultural highlights of London on trip with USC president and trustees

Glorya Kaufman traveled to London in February, joining a delegation of University of Southern California trustees and USC President C.L. Max Nikias, who would formally sign an extension of USC’s 18-year-old partnership with the London School of Economics.

Glorya Kaufman delivers the Commencement speech at UArts

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The Most Influential People in Dance Today: Glorya Kaufman

For Dance Magazine’s 90th anniversary issue, we wanted to celebrate the movers, shakers and changemakers who are having the biggest impact on our field right now. Glorya Kaufman is one such individual.

Glorya Kaufman attends the ribbon cutting at USC – October 16, 2016

The Glorya Kaufman International Dance Center celebrates its opening in grand style.

Glorya Kaufman patiently waiting for construction of the Glorya Kaufman International Dance Center – 2015

Glorya Kaufman returns with excitement to view the construction progress of the USC Glorya Kaufman International Dance Center.

The Music Center’s 50th Anniversary (pictured with Joe Tremaine of Tremaine Dance Conventions)

Glorya Kaufman celebrates The Music Center’s 50th Anniversary with the many forward-thinking community members from all over from all over Los Angeles who came together with one mission – to achieve Dorothy Buffum Chandler’s vision of a performing arts center that would yield an unprecedented democratization of the arts. Pictured above: Glorya with Joe Tremaine of Tremaine Dance Conventions and Nigel Lythgoe of So You Think You Can Dance.

Glorya Kaufman joins George Chakiris, who was Bernardo in West Side Story

It was mambo-mania Saturday night at the elegant Dorothy Chandler Pavilion when Los Angeles dance “angel,” Glorya Kaufman, posed with pleasure with George Chakiris, the Academy Award-winning star of “West Side Story.”

USC breaks ground on USC Kaufman School of Dance with President Max Nikias

Three-story building will be home to innovative studios and dance space.

Los Angeles Duchess of Dance

L.A. might be known as a movie town, but if philanthropist Glorya Kaufman has a say, it could also be America’s next great city for dance.

3rd Annual Dizzy Feet Foundation’s Celebration of Dance Gala (she was the first recipient of an award by Dizzy Feet Foundation as an honoree in 2009)

Glorya Kaufman attends the 3rd Annual Dizzy Feet Foundation’s Celebration Of Dance Gala at Dorothy Chandler Pavilion in Los Angeles. Glorya Kaufman was the very first Dizzy Feet Foundation honoree.

10th Anniversary of Glorya Kaufman Presents: Dance at the Music Center

The Glorya Kaufman Presents Dance at The Music Center celebrated its 10th anniversary season. The event was commemorated with a dinner and performance in honor of its namesake, Glorya Kaufman. The dinner was an intimate affair, followed by a beautiful performance of American Ballet Theatre’s Le Corsaire dedicated to Mrs. Kaufman. The tenth anniversary season of Glorya Kaufman Presents Dance at The Music Center promises to seat you at the flashpoint of dance’s explosive power. All the vibrant storytelling, sinuous movement and sensual pleasure of this living art form are here for all to enjoy.

Cedars-Sinai/USC Glorya Kaufman Dance Medicine Center

“Because I love dancers, it is especially important to know that these beautiful athletes have a place like the Dance Medicine Center to keep them healthy so they can continue to provide joy to audiences.”- Glorya Kaufman

The Cedars-Sinai/USC Glorya Kaufman Dance Medicine Center is dedicated to educating professional, student and amateur dancers on how to prevent and minimize dance-related injuries. An innovative partnership between Cedars-Sinai and the University of Southern California’s Glorya Kaufman School of Dance, the center is led by Glenn Pfeffer, MD, a board-certified orthopedic surgeon and Director of the Foot and Ankle Program at the Cedars-Sinai Orthopedic Center and Margo Apostolos, PhD, Associate Professor of Dance at the USC Glorya Kaufman School of Dance…

The Center offers specialized therapies for injured dancers at the Cedars-Sinai Orthopedic Center. The goal of treatment is to rapidly return patients to their prior level of activity with no permanent limitation. The center emphasizes an educational approach, with physicians taking the time to fully explain to each patient the steps he or she must take to make a full recovery and avoid future injury along with taking full advantage of Cedars-Sinai’s diagnostic, therapeutic, and rehabilitative resources.

Glorya received an honorary doctorate degree at the University of Southern California commencement in 2013

Glorya Kaufman is widely considered one of the world’s leading champions of dance. For several decades, she has focused her energy on philanthropic ventures, forming a foundation to support dance as well as fine arts, theater, education, medicine and other interests. In 2012, she committed one of the largest gifts in the history of American dance to create the USC Glorya Kaufman School of Dance.

Glorya Kaufman with Jacques Heim, Artistic Director of DIAVOLO | Architecture in Motion

Four Seasons Hotel at Beverly Hills

Boris Eifman

Boris Eifman

Glorya receives an honorary doctorate degree at the Fordham University commencement in 2011

Fordham University, Commencement 2011

Glorya Kaufman with Judith Jamison, Artistic Director of Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, at Glorya Kaufman Presents Dance At The Music Center in 2013

Glorya Kaufman Presents Dance At The Music Center

Groundbreaking Ceremony for the Mar Vista Family Youth Center

Groundbreaking Ceremony for the Mar Vista Family Youth Center.

Glorya Kaufman Dance Theater UCLA Opening Gala

Glorya Kaufman Dance Theater UCLA Opening Gala

Alvin Ailey Kids

Alvin Ailey Kids

Inner City Arts

Inner City Arts