A Photo of a Dancer Taking a Photo

Let's take a moment to soak up the gorgeous-ness that was Tanaquil Le Clercq. Here she is in 1953 at just 24 years old. She married Balanchine the year before and was at the height of her career with New York City Ballet. It's difficult to look at photos of such a gifted dancer and not feel a pang of "what-if." Three years after this photo was taken she contracted polio while on tour in Cophenhagen, ending her career much too soon. Here's to Tanaquil Le Clercq, a ballerina never to be forgotten. 

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Dancers at work in USC Glorya Kaufman School of Dance's facilities. Photo by Ema Peter, Courtesy USC Glorya Kaufman School of Dance

Meet 5 Recent USC Kaufman Grads Making Waves in the Dance Industry

Since welcoming its first freshman BFA class in 2015, the University of Southern California's Glorya Kaufman School of Dance has made a name for itself. The Los Angeles dance program is known for creating versatile artists in a collaborative, innovative training environment, and its alumni are already making bold professional leaps.

Dance Magazine caught up with five recent grads to see where they've landed and how USC Kaufman and its career services department prepared them for their future in the dance industry.

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