Daria Kaufman

Dance Company Director
University of California, Santa Barbara – B.A.
Mills College – M.F.A.

Professional focus: Interdisciplinary performance, dance, choreography

Scholarly or professional activities: Currently part of Los Angeles Performance Practice’s ACCELERATOR Program. I am also a certified Gyrotonic Instructor and I teach in Upland.

Years as an educator: I have been teaching body-based practices for about 15 years

Grew up: Long Island, NY and Orange County

Live on campus: Nope (but very close!)

Favorite spot at Webb: The walkway that zigzags up to the Chapel

Favorite music or musician: Fiona Apple

Favorite book or author: Rachel Cusk, The Outline Trilogy

Favorite TV show or movie: Buffy the Vampire Slayer

Saturday routine: Cranky. Caffeine. Chaos with 5-year old son. Brief afternoon reprieve (maybe). Take out (usually pizza, Thai, or Mediterranean) and a movie (Turning Red, Moano, or Encanto, most likely). Maybe a babysitter and cool artsy event in LA. Sleep.