A Dream Born in the Middle Kingdom
When Xiang Xu joined UCLA’s Master of Fine Arts in Dance program, he found that it did not meet his expectations. He left it for Santa Monica College, and went on to transfer to his dream school: NYU Tisch. Xiang recounts his journey – from the time he saw a Chinese opera as a little boy to finding his artistic identity at the Beijing Dance Academy, and his transition to NYU. Seán Curran of NYU Tisch also talks about why Xiang’s work is so unique.
SMC Sets the Stage
Lights, makeup, costumes, sets, and so much more! A new degree trains students for everything that goes on behind (and on) the stage. Read More
SMC Bragging Rights
Swimming in the dark with dolphins, mercy on a ship, comic fiction, art at a Metro station and more! SMC colleagues share accomplishments…and gratitude. Read More
Caring for 1,000
It’s a network of support, a home away from home, and a bridge to the fulfillment of educational dreams for 1,000 students. Read More