“Undeniable Talent” Kyle Abraham ’00 Earns Endowed Professorship
He was named the Claude and Alfred Mann Endowed Professor in Dance at USC Kaufman.
We’re thrilled to share the news that Kyle Abraham ’00 was named the Claude and Alfred Mann Endowed Professor in Dance at USC Kaufman. The five-year position begins in the fall 2021 semester.
“I’m incredibly honored to accept the Claude and Alfred Mann Endowed Professorship in Dance,” says Abraham. “The mission of my company is to create an evocative interdisciplinary body of work, and I look forward to bringing that focus on hybridity to the USC Kaufman community.”
“Kyle is an undeniable talent and innovative thought-partner in the international dance community,” says USC President Carol L. Folt. “His impressive experience, along with his commitment to equity, diversity and inclusion, will ensure the future success of our prestigious dance program for years to come.”
According to USC Kaufman, “The endowed professorship is a part-time faculty position for an internationally acclaimed artist with expertise in choreography, composition and concert dance. Abraham will spend six to 12 weeks in residence at USC Kaufman each year for the next five years. In addition to teaching dance technique, choreography, repertory and performance, and improvisation and composition, among other courses, he will stage and create work for students to perform at events and performances.”
Also, read a recent article about Abraham from the New York Times.