About Gibney | Supporting Dance In New York For 25 Years
Week of July 14, 2020
Making space for


When you bring together artists who care,

and who look beyond their own work to collaborate in community, acknowledging how others think and how movement can change lives; when these dancers, movers, and shapers are given room to grow, to discover, and to be: you get Gibney.

We have used movement to transform and inspire for over 25 years, and we have the creative capacity, physical space, and heart to make it happen.



Gibney, founded in 1991, is a trailblazing organization whose mission is to bring the possibility of movement where it otherwise would not exist. Learn more about our evolution from a small socially active dance company to a two-location performing arts and social justice powerhouse.

More coming soon.


280 Broadway

Gibney Agnes Varis Performing Arts Center is accessible via elevator from the main entrance at 53A Chambers Street.

For access requests or inquiries, please contact Elyse Desmond, Director of Operations and Facilities, by completing our Access Requests and Inquiries Form, or at 646.837.6809 (Voice only).

890 Broadway

The main entrance for Gibney 890 Broadway is an accessible entrance and available during all building hours: 7:30 am – 7:30 pm Monday – Friday, and 9:00 am – 6:30 pm on Saturdays.

Requests for reasonable accommodation or for access to the 890 Broadway location outside of listed hours should be made three days in advance by contacting Elyse Desmond at elyse@gibneydance.org or 646.837.6809 (Voice only).


Safety and security are a priority at all the Gibney facilities. We ask that you follow security protocols with the understanding that they are necessary to ensure the protection and well-being of everyone who works in our studios.

All guests must sign in with their full name before entering Gibney’s spaces at 280 Broadway and 890 Broadway, and ID may be requested at the discretion of building security. Compliance with this policy ensures that our spaces are safe and secure for all visitors. If for any reason you are unable to sign in or present ID, contact elyse@gibneydance.org.

The 890 Broadway building requires guests to present photo ID upon every sign-in in order to be granted access to the building. This is a building-wide policy, not a policy of Gibney. Acceptable forms of ID include: driver’s license, passport, school ID, voter registration card, green card, state ID card. If you or any of your guests do not own or are unable to present any of the previously listed forms of identification, please contact our Operations Manager Ali Herring at alih@gibneydance.org.


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Code of Conduct

Gibney is committed to building a respectful and open community. Our aim is to create a space where all members of our community feel welcome and comfortable. As such, negative and inappropriate behaviors are not acceptable at Gibney, including: verbal abuse, hate speech, physical assault, disrespect, intimidation, or other forms of misconduct.

We reserve the right to refuse service and/or to restrict access to any visitor whose presence or participation at Gibney jeopardizes the welcoming and inclusive culture we are working to establish, or detracts from the safety, welfare, and wellbeing of other patrons or staff.

Gibney seeks to create an equitable, inclusive, and diverse community representative of the core values of our organization. Any forms of discrimination based on race, ethnicity, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion, national origin, age, physical or mental disability, or any other grounds are not permitted on the premises. Gibney reserves the right, at its own discretion, to reprogram any Gibney activity and to dismiss any individuals or groups who infringe upon this Code of Conduct.

Statement on Equity & Inclusion

Inclusion and equal treatment of all members of the community are core values of Gibney and central to its mission. Gibney is committed to diversity in every aspect of its programming and services. Diversity in this context refers to aesthetics, groups, communities, and individuals identified by race, ethnicity, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, socio-economic status, religion, age, or disability status. Gibney is committed to honoring, nurturing, and advancing dance through the lens of diversity, inclusion, and equal opportunity in all aspects of its programming, services, and organization. Inclusion means a commitment to making all members of the community feel welcome and comfortable at Gibney.


The Equity Action Committee is a group of Gibney staff members dedicated to addressing issues of equity, access, and inclusion

Contact Us

Have questions about our programs, our need to contact a staff member? There are a few ways you can reach out to us: