USC Kaufman School of Dance

Jodie Gates named vice dean and director of USC Kaufman

Jodie Gates, an internationally renowned dancer, choreographer and educator, has been named vice dean and director of the new USC Kaufman School of Dance. Gates, who will hold the academic title of professor, will begin her position in August.

The first BFA freshman class will begin fall 2015!

Laguna Dance Festival

September 4 - 8

Jodie Gates, Director

Catch the Next Wave of Dance!

Parsons Dance & Aspen Santa Fe Ballet

The annual dance festival includes a film series, master classes, site specific performances in art galleries and main stage performances by nationally recognized dance companies at the Laguna Playhouse.

Kansas City Ballet

September 27 & October 11-20

Kansas City Ballet

Commissioned new work 

World Premiere

Muriel Kaufman Theatre

Cincinnati Ballet

September 12 - 22

Cincinnati Ballet Premiere 

Music by Over the Rhine


Choreography by Jodie Gates

(excerpt of new work)

The Kaplan New Works Series

Performances at the Cincinnati Ballet Center

©Jodie Gates |

Jodie Gates