Studio rental availability will be limited between 7/12-8/22 in Studios 1, 2, 3, 6, 7, 8, and 9 at 890 Broadway due to construction projects in the building. Additionally, from approximately 7/5 through 8/25, the affected studios may not have AC units available for use. Please consider when booking the above studios during this time that you may not have access to AC. Studio 4 and Studio 5-2 will not be affected by this construction.
Gibney’s Centers are a meeting ground for New York City’s vibrant artistic community.
Center programs serve the dance field by offering space rentals; world-class training and performances; artistic residencies; digital technology and entrepreneurship training; and more.
Gibney is proud to serve as steward to two historic, architecturally stunning rehearsal, performance, and event spaces in New York City.
Studios are available at 890 Broadway (Union Square) and 280 Broadway (Lower Manhattan) in a variety of sizes.
Gibney is open for rentals at both our 280 and 890 Broadway locations!
During the COVID-19 pandemic, Gibney’s administrative staff is working remotely. To get in touch with a Gibney Rentals team member, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. A team member will follow up with you via email and can set up a conference or video call to connect as needed.
Cancellations must be requested via your rental account login.
Explore Our Spaces
Gibney’s Training Department, led by Senior Director of Training, Alexandra Wells, serves the current and holistic needs of adult dance artists, with consideration for the multiplicity of career expressions and entry points.
Through the cultivation of an inclusive and positive space, our offerings make space for exploration, risk-taking, personal and artistic growth, connection, and fun. It is our priority to listen to and support our community and to empower the future leaders of the field.
Drop-In Classes & Workshops
Through an antiracist lens and with insistence upon accessibility, our programming is shaped with a diverse team of dance educators and techniques offered, curated by Gilbert T Small II and Alexandra Wells.
Please note that masks are required for all individuals at Gibney Center, and as of September 7 Gibney will require proof of full vaccination for all visitors. Read more about our COVID-19 safety plan on our Plan Your Visit page, and learn about updated class processes and procedures on our Training FAQ page.
PD for the People!
Professional Development for the People! (PD for the People!) is an experiential, 8-week online course (with a 1 week break, mid-course) that shares SLMDances’ praxis of self-development, community building, artistic practice steeped in strategic vision, decolonized organization building, and the embodiment of our collective values.
Youth Intensives and Programs
Gibney is partnering with The Village Culture Collective (VCC) to offer a summer program designed to introduce young minds to the ideas and possibilities that were created out of the street and club dances that are collectively known as Hip Hop.
Professional Development, led by Jessie Kardos, supports dance professionals of all backgrounds building (and re-building) a unique and sustainable career through accessible learning, expanding skills, and fostering a diverse and inclusive community.
Intensives & Events
Education Programs, developed by Jessie Kardos, offer dancers opportunities to deepen their experience both in and out of the studio. We offer customized digital and in-person group experiences, full-time training for international and domestic students, and comprehensive summer and winter programs.
Our aim is to offer a well-rounded training ground for dancers to improve their artistic and physical abilities while growing as critical thinkers, community builders, and artist-entrepreneurs.
Gibney Group Study proudly offers customized, immersive programs for students around the world.
Designed to provide a glimpse into the professional dance world and sustainable careers in the arts, the Group Study program offers technical training and addresses pressing issues in the field.
Group Study offers groups of dancers the opportunity to select a series of online or in-person classes tailor-made to fit the needs and aspirations of their dancers or programs.
Gibney’s Visa & Professional Training Program offers students from around the world an opportunity for immersive study over 3, 6, 9 or 12 months.
The program includes options for professional or aspiring professional dancers. Each student selects a Program Track and builds a customized weekly class schedule based on their interests and professional goals.
Gibney Training fosters a supportive, non-judgmental environment where dancers can take risks, have fun, and grow while training at an advanced level.
Gibney has decided not to hold NYC Summer Study in Summer 2021 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. NYC Winter and Summer study programs will continue after Gibney’s in-person programming resumes.
Training Residencies bring Gibney Company to your city to work directly with your students and community.
Residencies are adaptable to support pre-existing community and educational goals. We will work with you to develop a plan that meets your needs and your budget.
Gibney Company has partnered with Adelphi University, Brown University, Connecticut College, Jacksonville University, Marymount Manhattan College, New York University, Texas State University, and others on training residency programs.
Details & Teaching Inquiries
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Learn more about Gibney class policies and procedures and what to do if you are a first-time student.
The Harkness Center for Dance Injuries at NYU Langone Health works in partnership with Gibney, Mark Morris Dance Center, and RIOULT for the Harkness Center Healthy Dancer Initiative.
The Harkness Center Healthy Dancer Initiative program is temporarily paused. Gibney and Harkness will continue to collaborate on injury prevention and wellness workshops for the community.
Ladies of Hip Hop Festival (LOHHF) is a nonprofit organization that provides artistic opportunities for girls & women in Hip-Hop culture. Through female-powered workshops, performances, public talks, and professional development training, LOHHF is educating and cultivating Hip-Hop’s next generation of female leaders.
New Dance Collective is composed of Simonson Technique faculty, with an alignment-based approach to movement.
SpringboardX, presents two annual intensives with Springboard Danse Montréal artists in a non-audition setting.
The Village Culture Collective (VCC) is a gathering of BIPOC street and club dance veterans who are working to establish structures for uplifting, empowering, and educating about NYC street club dance culture, while building a self-sustaining ecosystem for Black and Brown culture built on the ideals of peace, love, unity, and having fun for everyone through innovation, individuality, and creativity.
Meet the Faculty
Meet the Team
Fall 2021 Season
Curated by Senior Director of Curation and Editorial Director, Eva Yaa Asantewaa
Gibney launches a season of Rising Up! Artists and activists––having learned the difficult lessons and seized the opportunities of our past year+ of shutdown––now re-emerge in our whole selves with renewed resolve and energy to make change in the way we work and relate to our colleagues and communities.
Through our curatorial and publishing platforms, Gibney opens creative spaces where vital ideas can surface to be shared and support action. We eagerly anticipate the diverse, exciting artists, writers, scholars and social justice activists we will introduce to you!
NEW THIS SEASON: Now you can easily experience each of our platforms in their entirety through exclusive, subscription packages. Check out which package you’d like to grab below, or browse the season calendar to register for single events!
Gibney’s premier presentation series, offering a rich blend of dance and performance in fully produced, evening-length commissions.
A suite of residencies, showings, and performances that support early career dance artists.
Living Gallery, curated by Eva Yaa Asantewaa and normally produced in the Gibney Gallery, presents live performance of storytelling, monologues, spoken word, stand-up, or creative talks. Each performance—free and open to the public—runs 30-45 minutes, traditionally scheduled within the hour before a dance concert presented in Gibney’s Theater. Due to COVID-19, Living Galleries will happen on Zoom for the Fall 2020 season.
For the Moment presents evenings of short, theme-based solo improvisations that celebrate creative response to the changing textures and energies of outer and inner worlds.
ShowDown at 280 Broadway & Show/Share at 890 Broadway are performance and feedback series for works-in-progress. Both events occur in an informal and welcoming studio setting and are moderated by a noted artist in the field.
The lottery for ShowDown and Show/Share will not be open for our Fall 2020 Season.
Art & Action, curated by Eva Yaa Asantewaa, is Gibney’s online talk show for discerning fans of dance, the creative process, and all the ways art plays a vital role in society.
A pilot program launched by Eva Yaa Asantewaa, Black Diaspora directly addresses the needs of emerging Black-identifying artists from a variety of cultural backgrounds and dance/performance techniques and traditions. Artists were invited to apply following recommendations from Black artists in New York’s community, and a cohort of twenty artists has formed for the 2020-21 Season.
Cohort Members: Alexander Diaz, Alexandra Jean-Joseph, Angelica Mondol Viaña, Beaudau Karel Banks, BRAT, Bree Breeden, Bria Symoné Bacon, Candace Tabbs, Da’ Von Wesley Doane, Dominique Carryl-St. Louis, Jenny Boissiere, Kendra J. Ross, Maya Simone Z., olaiya olayemi, Oluwadamilare (Dare) Ayorinde, Trinity Dawn Bobo (Trí), Tyrell “Rocka” James, Tyrone Bevans, Surya Swilley, Wendell Gray II.
The Deeper Lecture Series is a new talk + Q&A program designed to acquaint Gibney’s community of artists and audiences with the most provocative, influential, and inspiring minds at work in the arts, humanities, and activism.
A screening and discussion series, Sorry I Missed Your Show highlights dance works from the recent past to explore their relationship to the dance canon and contemporary practice. Due to COVID-19, Sorry I Missed Your Shows will happen on Zoom for the Fall 2020 Season.
Any questions? Visit our Performance FAQ Page
Curatorial Advisory Team
Selected and invited by Senior Director of Curation and Editorial Director, Eva Yaa Asantewaa, Curatorial Advisor Team (CAT) members—including artists, educators, administrators, and journalists—hail from diverse sectors of the dance and performance community.
Curatorial Advisory Team
POP: Performance Opportunity Project serves the dance community by providing space, support, and subsidized rates for performances to non-profit companies and individual dance artists.
Gibney is proud to offer a number of residency programs, which grant resident artists support, space, and access to Gibney’s resources and artistic ecosystem.
Dance in Process (DiP) is designed to provide extensive, holistic support for mid-career New York-based dance artists who are in the middle stages of work on a new project.
Work Up is a Residency, professional development program, & performance opportunity that supports early career artists.
Emphasizing the articulation of a choreographer’s ideas in both movement and language, Work Up artists are selected through a two-tiered application process including a written submission and a live audition.
A panel selects 9 works for presentation on three shared programs at 280 Broadway. Artists receive a $1,000 performance fee and 30 hours of granted rehearsal space. Additionally, artists will meet as a cohort for 3 informal showings between December and February.
Work Up is on hiatus for the 2020-21 session due to Covid-19. Thank you for your interest in the program, and we hope you can apply next year!
The Community Action Residency is awarded annually to a mid-career artist who has done significant social action work. The Residency provides flexible support for the artist’s work over the course of a full year. The CA AIR receives ongoing support, access to program resources and staff, and opportunities to create and present socially-informed work in a variety of media.
Gibney is proud to be a partner of Dance/NYC for the Disability. Dance. Artistry. Residency Program, made possible by the generous support of the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs CreateNYC Disability Forward Fund and the Shelley & the Donald Rubin Foundation.
With the purpose of expanding opportunities for dancers with disabilities and advancing accessibility and inclusion within the larger dance community, the program awards dancers with disabilities week-long residency opportunities at Gibney.
Gibney’s Digital Media Initiative (DMI) offers cost-effective filming and editing services and empowers artists to create high-quality digital content.
The DMI provides training with professionals in the field, free consultations, and affordable access to hardware and software, alongside a menu of digital services.
Thanks to lead support by the Scherman Foundation’s Katharine S. and Axel G. Rosin Fund, Gibney is thrilled to offer highly subsidized services to the performing arts community:
- Fundraising Videos
- Documentaries & Dance Films
- Promo Videos
- Live Stream
- Performance & Rehearsal Documentation
Performance and rehearsal documentation is the DMI’s most popular service. We shoot every performance in 4k with special attention to the choreography and how it can be documented to maintain as much of the energy as being in the room live.
The base fee for performance documentation is $200 per camera, and every camera comes with an operator trained specifically in performance documentation.
We also offer multi-cam options and are available for more extensive projects including dance films and video campaigns.
The DMI staff are trained in editing video and sound with Adobe Creative Suite software. Popular services include performance editing, marketing materials, reels, and video campaigns. Every editing project is unique. Contact us to learn more
Do you have questions about how to integrate technology into your work? We’re here to help! Fill out our contact form to schedule a free 30-minute consultation with a Digital Media Associate. Be as specific as possible about what you are trying to learn or accomplish, and we will put you in touch with an appropriate consultant.
Gibney’s DMI houses a fully equipped workstations for artists in the community to use. Artists are welcome to rent workstations free of charge to work and explore their creative endeavors. Each workstation comes fully equipped with the Adobe Creative Suite.
Work Stations are currently unavailable because Gibney’s Centers are closed due to Covid-19.
Have a digital media project we can help with? Let’s bring your idea to life! Complete our contact form to start the conversation
Imagining a Gibney Journal
Imagining is a bimonthly digital journal featuring writing from the dance and performance community reflecting the scope and diversity of this field. Led by Editorial Director, Eva Yaa Asantewaa,
Imagining presents writing at the intersection of the arts and social justice, making space for provocative voices.