Center

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.

Space Rental

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 remains closed to the public for rentals due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Please check back here or follow Gibney on Facebook and Instagram to receive updates.

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In 2018, Gibney completed the renovation of six new studio spaces at 280 Broadway and is now proud to offer a total of 23 studios for rental in the heart of New York City. All studios have windows or skylights and sound equipment, and most are pillar-free.

Call us at 212-677-8560 or 646-837-6809, or contact our Rentals Team at rentals@gibneydance.org with questions.

Cancellations must be requested via your rental account login.

Explore Our Spaces

Union Square

small

Studio 6

19′ x 36′

Studio 7

12.5′ x 14′

Studio 8

18′ x 49′

Studio 9

35′ x 14′

medium

Studio 2

24′ x 30′

large

Studio 1

32′ x 49′

Studio 3

34′ x 36′

Studio 5-2

34′ x 53′

extra-large

Studio 4

44′ x 69′

Lower Manhattan

small

Studio A

15′ x 27′

Studio B

25′ x 27′

Studio F

17′ x 28′

Studio Z

25′ x 16′

medium

Studio E

23′ x 52′

Studio G

20′ x 42′

Studio V

40′ x 26′

Studio X

40′ x 24′

large

Studio D

28′ x 46′

Studio W – The Joyce

40′ x 30′

extra-large

Studio C

48′ x 49′

Studio H

33′ x 38′

Studio U

61′ x 27′

Studio Y

64′ x 26′

Renter Spotlights

While our Centers are closed, we are highlighting some of our beloved renters through the Renter Spotlight blog.

Training

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.

Technique Classes

Daily, 1.5 hour classes, with a diverse offering of techniques and styles.

Closer

Get closer to one of our teaching artists through physical exploration or phrase work followed by a group discussion. Meet a new artist each Friday in a two-hour session.

Weekend Workshops

Experience a two-day workshop featuring one brilliant artist. Spend two three-hour sessions taking class, learning phrase work, and chatting with the artist.

Creative Process

Dive into the creative brain of one choreographer. Tap into their process through 8 sessions over one month, with the option to drop in to single sessions or attend the full series.

Professional Development

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.

Upcoming Events

Intensives & Events

SLMDances Professional Development for the People

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Professional Development for the People! (PD for the People!) is a 7-session 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: HUMANITY, DREAMING, COMMUNITY, TRANSPARENCY, LEARNING, and ACTIVISM.

SLMDances has partnered with Gibney to support the technical and administrative production of the course. Applicants will receive updates and notifications from Jessie Kardos of the Gibney Training Department.

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Education Programs

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.

Group Study

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.

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Visa & Professional Training Program

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.

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NYC Winter Study

NYC Winter Study program offers a two-week, immersive session each January.

The Winter Study curriculum is designed to serve professional or aspiring professional dancers, and taught by esteemed members of the NYC dance field. Participants will join a diverse community of artists pursuing their passion in one of the greatest cities in the world.

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NYC Summer Study

NYC Summer Study connects dancers from around the world for a unique, two-week experience.

The program is designed to build a supportive network, expose students to new and challenging ideas and movement styles, and share strategies for building a sustainable career in the performing arts.

The program includes a curated schedule of:

  • 16 Movement Classes
  • 4 Creative Process Sessions
  • 6 Artist Panels + Professional Development Discussions
  • 4 Performance Screenings
  • Regular Check-Ins with Staff, Faculty, and fellow students

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Gibney Company Training Residencies

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.

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Details & Teaching Inquiries

Class Pricing

The following pricing options can be used for online classes and workshops only. In-person class credits do not apply to online classes and vice versa. Please note that there is a special $8 single class rate for online classes from October-December 2020. The rate will be $10 in 2021 and on. 

Online Single Class

2020 Special Rate: $8 Per Class
Expires after December 31, 2020

Online Weekend Workshop

$60 Per Class
Expires after December 31, 2020

FAQ & Policies

Learn more about Gibney class policies and procedures and what to do if you are a first-time student.

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Teaching Inquiries

Interested in teaching? Complete our Teaching Application below and a member of our staff will get back to you.

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For inquiries about our drop-in classes or training programs, please email us at classes@gibneydance.org.

Partnerships

Cumbe Center for African and Diaspora Dance
Gaga Dance USA
Harkness Center for Dance Injuries

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.

The Joyce Theater
Kinected/Kane School of Pilates
Movement Research
New Dance Collective

New Dance Collective is composed of Simonson Technique faculty, with an alignment-based approach to movement.

The Playground NYC
SpringboardX

SpringboardX, presents two annual intensives with Springboard Danse Montréal artists in a non-audition setting.

Meet the Faculty

Meet the Team

Performance

Fall 2020 Season: DEEPER

At the time I wrote the original version of this season theme as a follow-up to last year’s Walls Down!, we had not yet suffered the massive loss of lives and livelihoods or the increasingly transparent, bitter divisions that have become each day’s waking reality. Working in the arts, even with its expected difficulties, seemed a pathway to positive change for many of us. Now, no matter in which direction we turn, we find ourselves grappling with the realization that the arts are just one more human sector infected by abuse of power.

May Deeper, the theme I chose for this year so long ago, take on new meaning and urgency now as we seek to dig deeper into our history, clean our historical wounds and step out into a world that works better because we worked hard to make it better.

Eva Yaa Asantewaa
Senior Director of Artist Development & Curation
Editorial Director
Gibney

Upcoming Events

Performance Programs

Gibney Presents

Gibney’s premier presentation series, offering a rich blend of dance and performance in fully produced, evening-length commissions.

New Voices

A suite of residencies, showings, and performances that support early career dance artists.

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Living Gallery

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

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 & Show/Share

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.

Engagement Programs

Art + Action Talks

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.

Black Diaspora

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.

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Deeper Lecture Series

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.

Sorry I Missed Your Show

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 Artist Development & Curation, Eva Yaa Asantewaa, Curatorial Advisor Team (CAT) members—including artists, educators, administrators, and journalists—hail from diverse sectors of the dance and performance community.

Theater Rental

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.

Residencies

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.

Residency Programs

Dance in Process

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.

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Work Up

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!

Community Action Artist In Residence

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.

Disability Dance Artistry

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.

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Digital Media

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.

Offerings

Filming & Editing

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:

FILMING SERVICES

  • Fundraising Videos
  • Documentaries & Dance Films
  • Promo Videos
  • Auditions
  • 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.

EDITING

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

 

Consultations

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.

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Work Stations

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. 

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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.