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 is open for rentals at both our 280 and 890 Broadway locations!

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

New Opportunity for BIPOC Artists

Gibney is excited to share a new opportunity for BIPOC artists to access affordable rehearsal space at our Center! Eight BIPOC artists will be selected through a random drawing to receive 80 hours of $10/hour rehearsal space, to be used between October 2021 and February 2022. Space may be booked up to eight weeks in advance by the recipients.

Complete the application form here by Monday, 9/27 at 11:59pm to enter! Applicants will be notified on Tuesday, 9/28.

24 Hour Special

Gibney offers half-price rentals Monday-Fridays 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 rentals@gibneydance.org to learn more!

Early-bird Special

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

Contact Us

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 rentals@gibneydance.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

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′

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.

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.

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.

Past and Ongoing PD Programs

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.

Learn more, here.

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.

Learn more about the program, here.

Intensives & Events

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

Gibney has decided not to hold NYC Winter Study in January 2021 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. 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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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
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 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
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
SpringboardX

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

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

 

Meet the Faculty

Meet the Team

Performance

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!

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.

Learn more

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.

View Member Bios

 

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 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.

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.

Learn More.

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. 

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.