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.

Read about our COVID-19 safety plan on our Plan Your Visit page, and learn about updated rental processes and procedures on our Rentals FAQ page.

Space Discount Opportunities

24 Hour Special

Gibney offers half-price non-profit rehearsal rentals in all studios for rentals requested 24 hours or less in advance of the rental start time. This special applies only to newly submitted rental requests. Please reach out to the Gibney Rentals team at to learn more!

Early-bird Special

Gibney offers half-price non-profit rehearsal rentals in all studios for rentals that begin between 8am-10am Monday-Friday. Please reach out to the Gibney Rentals team at to learn more!

NYSCA Subsidized Rates

As of March 23, 2022, our annual offering of 2,200 hours of subsidized NYSCA and Dance/NYC rental space has been booked and enjoyed by artists. While this means we are unable to offer subsidized rates for the time being, rest assured that there will be other opportunities for subsidized rates and discounts in the future!

Contact Us

To get in touch with a Gibney Rentals team member, please email us at 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

Union Square


Studio 6

19′ x 36′

Studio 7

12.5′ x 14′

Studio 8

18′ x 49′

Studio 9

35′ x 14′


Studio 2

24′ x 30′


Studio 1

32′ x 49′

Studio 3

34′ x 36′

Studio 5-2

34′ x 53′


Studio 4

44′ x 69′

Lower Manhattan


Studio A

15′ x 27′

Studio B

25′ x 27′

Studio F

17′ x 28′

Studio Z

25′ x 16′


Studio E

23′ x 52′

Studio G

20′ x 42′

Studio V

40′ x 26′

Studio X

40′ x 24′


Studio D

28′ x 46′

Studio W

40′ x 30′


Studio C

48′ x 49′

Studio H

33′ x 38′

Studio U

61′ x 27′

Studio Y

64′ x 26′


Gibney’s Education Department, led by Senior Director of Education 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 & Intensives

Drop-in class schedule

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 Education FAQ page.

Upcoming intensives and workshops

Browse through our calendar and take a look at our upcoming intensives & workshops here.

Harkness Center Healthy Dancer Initiative

The Harkness Center Healthy Dancer Initiative provides professional dancers in financial need with subsidized classes at three of New York City’s premier dance centers and free wellness workshops to encourage a sound, holistic approach to self-care and aid in career longevity.

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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 provides professional dancers in financial need with subsidized classes at three of New York City’s premier dance centers and free wellness workshops. The next application period will open in summer 2022.

The Joyce Theater
Ladies of Hip Hop Festival

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.

Ladies of Hip Hop

Movement Research
New Dance Collective

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

The Playground NYC
Springboard Danse Montréal

Springboard Danse Montréal is a not-for-profit contemporary dance organization that centers career development and connects professional dancers, choreographers, and companies. Learn more about Gibney’s ongoing partnership with Springboard

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Village Culture Collective

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.

Village Culture Collective


Dance Church®

Dance Church® has been bringing the joy and release of dance to people since 2010. Classes are hosted regularly in New York, Seattle and Los Angeles, and have popped up in cities worldwide.

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Training Programs

Training 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 PRO

Gibney PRO prepares emerging dance artists to thrive in a dynamic artistic landscape and facilitates a global network of professional relationships, including an intrinsic connection with Gibney Company.

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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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Summer and Winter Study

NYC Winter Study
Gibney will be hosting NYC Winter Study in-person in January 2022! NYC Winter and Summer study programs will continue after Gibney’s in-person programming resumes. Please visit our Class Schedule here for online training opportunities.

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NYC Summer Study
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.

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MTJ Series
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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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. Check out our past and ongoing Professional Development programs below!

Climate of Possibility
This new Professional Development Cohort Program leverages all that Gibney has to offer through a unique combination of weekly mentorship, professional development, guest artist discussions, and cohort learning. Expand your potential to build a thriving career in the performing arts by joining the Climate of Possibility cohort.

Professional Development 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.

Details & Teaching Inquiries

Class Pricing
Single Class
$19 Per Class
Expires after 60 days
5-Class Series
$85 ($17/class)
Expires after 60 days

10-Class Series
$160 ($16/class)
Expires after 90 days

Online Class
$10 Per Class
Expires after 60 days
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.

Submit Teaching Application

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

Meet the Faculty


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!

Spring Season events will be hosted in a variety of formats including online via Zoom, in person at Gibney Center, and via livestream. Details below.

Presenting 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 PRESENTING 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.

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.


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 various workshops and training with professionals in the field alongside a menu of affordable digital services.


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:


  • 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 work with each artist to collaborate on the best way to film their work 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. Every camera is operated by a trained DMI associate.

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


Contact Us

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.