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Gloryous Dance Affair

Glorya Kaufman is a Los Angeles–based philanthropist who founded the Glorya Kaufman Dance Foundation. Her foundation provides the opportunity for underprivileged kids to take dance classes at Inner-City Arts and the Mar Vista Family Center, both in Los Angeles. The Foundation is a major contributor to the Los Angeles Music Center, The Alvin Ailey Dance Theatre, The Julliard School, and many other arts organizations.


In honor of her late husband, Donald Bruce Kaufman, she sponsored a new branch of the Los Angeles Public Library. Glorya collaborated with Dr. Leonard Apt of the Jules Stein Eye Clinic to establish a preschool eye exam mobile unit.


The Glorya Kaufman School of Dance and the Glorya Kaufman International Dance Center are now open at the University of Southern California as of October 2016.


Glorya Kaufman wrote this personal memoir with co-author Deborah Schwartz.


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