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.

Learn about updated rental processes and procedures on our Rentals FAQ page.

Space Discount Opportunities

Subsidized Rehearsal Rates at Gibney

Gibney is able to offer subsidized rehearsal rates, thanks to generous support from Dance/NYC’s New York City Dance Rehearsal Space Subsidy Program made possible by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the Mertz Gilmore Foundation, and the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of the Office of the Governor and the New York State Legislature.  

Gibney’s subsidized rehearsal rate offering has closed for 2023.

Starting January 2024, Gibney will begin offering subsidized rates to non-profit and independent dance artists again. A total of 290 hours of $10/hr will be available each month for non-profit dance rehearsal rentals throughout calendar year 2024.

All artists are welcome to request the subsidized hours. We encourage diverse artists to take advantage of this opportunity, including but not limited to those who identify with any of the following:

  • Small-budget dancemakers (with annual expense budgets less than $500,000) who have a financial need for subsidies and those who may operate outside the non-profit business model
  • ALAANA (African, Latino/a/x, Asian, Arab, Native American), disabled, immigrant, women-identifying, gender nonconforming/nonbinary/genderqueer, transgender, LGBTQIA+ dance makers
  • Dance makers who represent a diversity of dancemaking perspectives, including percussive dance forms

The subsidized hours will become available once the non-profit dance rehearsal calendar of availability opens up each month. Distribution of the hours is on a first come, first served basis and once all 290 hours have been allotted for a given month, the subsidy opportunity will pause. It will resume when the following month’s calendar opens. 

Each artist is limited to a total of 16 hours of subsidized space in 2024. This enables us to extend the subsidized rates to as many artists as possible. The first time you rent rehearsal space using these new subsidized rates, you must complete the Artist Registration Form. 

To book subsidized rehearsal space, please create or login to your Gibney Rental account and complete the Non-Profit Dance Rehearsal Request form. Please note that you are requesting subsidized rates in the “Additional Requests” portion of your form in order to have this discount applied. 

If you have any questions, please reach out to the Gibney Rentals team at

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!

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 Alexandra Wells.

Proof of vaccination is no longer required and masks are recommended for individuals at Gibney Center. 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.

Follow us on Instagram at @gibneyeducation for class highlights and more!

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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Details & Teaching Inquiries

Class Pricing
Single Class
$22 Per Class
Expires after 60 days
3-Class Series
$63 ($21/class)
Expires after 60 days

5-Class Series
$100 ($20/class)
Expires after 60 days
10-Class Series
$190 ($19/class)
Expires after 90 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


Ladies of Hip Hop Festival

Ladies of Hip Hop (LOHH) 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, LOHH is educating and cultivating Hip-Hop’s next generation of female leaders.

Gibney is thrilled to partner with Ladies of Hip-Hop to produce the 2023 LOHH festival! Learn more here.

Ladies of Hip Hop

Gaga Dance USA
Harkness Center for Dance Injuries

The Harkness Center for Dance Injuries at NYU Langone Health works in partnership with Gibney and Mark Morris Dance Center 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 winter 2023.

Movement Research

Movement Research, founded in 1978, is one of the world’s leading laboratories for the investigation of dance and movement-based forms.

The Playground NYC

Through movement-based sessions led by world-renowned choreographers, The Playground hosts workshops that create an open environment and encourage creativity and dialogue between dancers and choreographers.

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Springboard Danse

Springboard Danse is a not-for-profit contemporary dance organization that centers career development and connects professional dancers, choreographers, and companies. 

Since 2015, SpringboardX has presented Springboard artists in diverse opportunities worldwide. In an ongoing visionary expansion of the partnership between Springboard and Gibney (NYC), these intensives offer a taste of Springboard Danse in a non-audition workshop setting. Ranging from weekend workshops to two-week intensives, SpringboardX brings artists together for an up-close-and-personal experience, often accompanied by panel discussions and informal showings.


Training Programs

Training Programs offer full-time and seasonal opportunities for international and domestic dancers to deepen their experience both in and out of the studio.

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.


GibneyPRO 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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Independent Training Program

Gibney’s Independent 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 programs foster 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

Summer Study and Winter Study provide dancers with an immersive experience in the NYC dance community. These programs are designed to build a supportive network and community, expose students to new and challenging ideas and movement styles, and share preparatory tools for building a sustainable career in the performing arts.

Join Winter Study for two weeks in early January.
Applications open in October and close in December.

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Join Summer Study for four weeks in June or four weeks in July.
Applications open in January and close in April.

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Learning & Leadership Group Programs

Learning & Leadership Group Programs embrace the Gibney ethos of weaving together artistry, activism, and leadership. We welcome student groups for experiences at our Lower Manhattan location through NYC Group Visits, Director Amy Miller travels across the country to activate our Learning on Location opportunities with students and educators alike, and we develop Yearlong Learning collaborations with academic institutions toward deeper exchange.



Gibney Presents is the presenting arm of Gibney. At our theaters, located at Gibney Center 280 Broadway, we commission, produce, and present a diverse array of cutting edge contemporary dance works, representing a broad spectrum of aesthetics from choreographers at all stages in their careers.

Letter from the Gibney Center Artistic Director

Welcome to 2023-2024 Gibney Presents Season!

In 2022, I had the distinct honor of being named Gibney Center’s inaugural Artistic Director. After eight years with Gibney, this new role as presenter has given me the unique opportunity to ask myself what I want to share with audiences, and how I can be of service to the field. What I love most about art is its ability to create safe spaces for us to share and listen, reserving commentary until we’ve fully heard what someone else has to say! I’m interested in art as a vehicle for radical honesty and for radical storytelling. I’m interested in creators who are excited to push boundaries, take risks, and above all, challenge themselves and the world around them. Using dance as a medium to viscerally experience the transformative power of art, my inaugural season is a new beginning for presenting at Gibney; a celebration of the breadth of the human experience. 

Each creator this season brings a singular color to their unique canvas. Each work is unapologetic in the narratives that it shares. What ties this season together, however, is the collective ability of these artists to construct worlds where audiences are transported! Whether they elicit a distant memory, or allow us to envision another tomorrow, my hope is that this season leaves you feeling awakened… changed somehow. ALIVE! 

Each remarkable program holds a deep connection to our collective humanity and celebrates both the specificity and universality of culture and experience. I hope to see you many times throughout this season, as each one of these creators and companies share their art with generosity, ferocity, complexity, earnestness, grit, and JOY . . . ONWARD!

Nigel Campbell, Gibney Center Artistic Director


September 28-30

November 2-4 
2nd Best Dance Company

November 30-December 2
YY Dance Company

January 11-13
DoublePlus: Dual Rivet and Roderick George
curated by Kyle Abraham

May 16-18 
Sidra Bell Dance New York and Immanuel Wilkins Quartet

August 24-25
MOVE |NYC|’s Young Professionals Ensemble 


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.


Gibney’s Artist-in-Residence (AiR) program provides durational, multi-faceted support for established artists to deepen and share their work. Over the three year residency, support includes commissioning, performance and teaching opportunities, mentorship, use of studio space for creative development. The inaugural AiR was awarded to Sidra Bell in 2022.

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DoublePlus embraces the artist-as-curator format to present fully produced split-bill evenings featuring artists deserving of new and wider visibility curated by established artists. The residency and commissioning program features significant financial support, 150 hours of studio space, mentorship by the artist-curators, and dramaturgy provided by Gibney Center Artistic Director Nigel Campbell.

Open Interval

A pioneering partnership between Gibney and the New York City-based Simons Foundation, Open Interval is a collaborative choreographic residency that focuses on research and process to explore the connections between science and dance. Each year, two choreographers are provided with studio space, financial support, and paired with scientific researchers over a period of 10 months, with the aim of conducting focused research related to the basic elements of their practice through exchange, dialogue, and collaboration.

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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.

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