"I am focusing and prioritizing on dance, which is the most neglected art form whose benefits to mankind goes far beyond entertainment"
-Glorya Kaufman

The Glorya Kaufman Dance Foundation is a private foundation that provides funding and support to non-profit organizations in the United States. Philanthropist Glorya Kaufman has funded a broad spectrum of projects ranging from pediatric mobile eye care to the Glorya Kaufman Hall at UCLA the core of her giving being programs and facilities that directly affect at risk children.

In 2008 the Glorya Kaufman Dance Foundation was established, deeply seated in Glorya Kaufman’s love for dance and her belief that dance is a tool that is restorative to the mind, body and spirit of people. The Glorya Kaufman Dance Foundation is participating in many community pro.jects, among them:

Glorya Kaufman’s generosity will ensure that future generations will be able to experience the joy of dancing and also seeks to extend a dancer’s career by focusing on wellness. Dance is being recognized as a tool to support health programs for Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s disease and many forms of psychological and emotional ailments. The Glorya Kaufman Dance Foundation is supporting that effort with programs such as Creating Health through Movement at City of Hope.

Glorya Kaufman Releases Memoir

There are three magic entities that have intrigued me since I was a child: the brilliant color of fireworks bursting suddenly into the air, snowflakes drifting slowly into my hands in the Detroit winter, and the prisms of light in the soap bubbles I played with as a young girl, each unique as it floated into the sky.

I hope that all who read this book learn to cherish the fleeting moments of beauty and joy that delight us. I want to thank all of my wonderful and caring friends whose contributions have brought Gloryas Dance Affair to life.

I especially want to thank my co-author Debbie Schwartz. As we wrote this story we shared much laughter, some tears, and many of the magical moments that make life so beautiful. We both hope you enjoy this book.

Buy your copy of my memoir here


Glorya Kaufman authors memoir, Gloryous Dance Affair.

Glorya Kaufman attends the ribbon cutting at USC

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

Gloria Kaufman Walks the Grounds Again

Gloria Kaufman returns with excitement to view the construction progress of USC Kaufman School of Dance.



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.

Glorya Kaufman joins Bernardo for the dance at the gym

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.” READ MORE




USC breaks ground on USC Kaufman School of Dance

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



Los Angeles' Duchess of Dance

L.A. might be known as a movie town, but if philanthropist Gloya 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

Glorya Kaufman attends the 3rd Annual Dizzy Feet Foundation's Celebration Of Dance Gala at Dorothy Chandler Pavilion on July 27, 2013 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. (July 13, 2013)

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.

University of Southern California, Commencement 2013