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.

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 rentals@gibneydance.org 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 rentals@gibneydance.org to learn more!

Dance/NYC Subsidized Rehearsal Rates at Gibney

As of August 4, 2022, Gibney is pausing the Dance/NYC subsidized rehearsal rate distribution, as we have used all 1,000 allocated subsidized rehearsal hours for Round 1. In order to have extended as many hours to as many artists as possible, each artist was limited to 16 hours. If you were not able to receive all 16 hours in this first round, please stay tuned for more information about Round 2. This 2nd round will begin in October 2022!

Contact Us

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

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′

Education

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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Details & Teaching Inquiries

Class Pricing
Single Class
$19 Per Class
Expires after 60 days
5-Class Series
$90 ($18/class)
Expires after 60 days
10-Class Series
$170 ($17/class)
Expires after 90 daysOnline 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.

Partners

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 2022 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, 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

The Joyce Theater

Gibney is proud to partner with The Joyce Theater to offer a series of public Professional Classes. Take class and learn repertory with artists performing at The Joyce this season!

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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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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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Meet the Education Faculty

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.

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, developed by Jessie Kardos, 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

In-Person at Gibney’s two Manhattan locations, 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.

NYC WINTER STUDY
NYC Winter Study provides dancers with an immersive experience in the NYC dance community over two weeks in early January. Applications open in October and close in December.

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NYC SUMMER STUDY
NYC Summer Study provides dancers with an immersive experience in the NYC dance community over four weeks in June and July. Applications open in January and close in April.

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Engagement

Stewarded by Director Amy Miller, Gibney’s Engagement initiatives value a sense of reciprocity through learning exchanges in NYC and around the world. In a world that socializes us to hierarchically separate and label, we interrupt that default patterning by valuing the generative meeting points across dualities. We connect confidence and curiosity and navigate ever closer to revealing a balance between structure and choice, abstraction and embodiment, the individual and the collective.  We acknowledge the ever-shifting overlaps between the roles of teacher and student as we cultivate a sense of life-long learning manifested as both catalyzing action and revealing what’s already there. Gibney’s Engagement programming centers around three main priorities: School Programs, Moving Toward Justice initiatives and Artist Services.

School Programs

Gibney’s School Programs partner with and amplify the work of many hard-working educators at colleges, universities and dance schools far and wide by offering group learning experiences both in NYC and around the country.  We welcome student groups for multifaceted experiences in NYC at 280 Broadway through Gibney’s Group Study programming, Gibney Company can travel to you for residencies on campuses nation-wide, and we develop multi-year partnerships with academic institutions toward deeper exchange.


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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GIBNEY COMPANY TOURING
Gibney Company is available for national and international touring opportunities including performances, community action residencies, and teaching engagements. Gibney Company is also available to lead digital workshops, classes, and discussion series.

Contact Global Touring Representative Barbara Frum, Sharing Spaces LTD, for all booking inquiries:

Email: barbara@sharingspacesproductions.com
Tel.: +1 416-727-0725

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PARTNERSHIPS
Both acknowledging and pushing against the often transactional nature of university residency exchanges with non-profits, Gibney creates multi-year partnerships with academic institutions dovetailing together our individual resources, expertise and lived experiences in hopes of offering more comprehensive interplay between students, faculty, and university audiences with our Director of Engagement Amy Miller alongside the Gibney Company Leadership and Artistic Associates. 

To inquire about university partnerships with Gibney, please contact Director of Engagement, Amy Miller, at amy@gibneydance.org

Learn More about our Bard College Dance Program Partnership

 

Moving Toward Justice

MTJ CURRICULUM
Gibney’s Moving Toward Justice (MTJ) Curriculum cultivates spaces for ‘artist entrepreneurs’ to build skills and foster dialogue and exchange at the intersection of arts and social justice. Geared toward artists, educators, administrators and activists alike this discussion-based curriculum centers somatic awareness and makes space for the exploration of the ‘new choreographies’ at play in social and interpersonal justice, all while expanding the definition of ‘community’ to include those right around us. Sessions could include sharing Gibney’s time-tested Model and Methods; self-management best practices; skill-building toward facilitation techniques, program development, persuasive writing, business practices in entrepreneurship; as well as the personal stories of Gibney Company’s Artistic Associates embarking on their fellowship projects addressing gaps in the dance field.

Sessions build awareness about a myriad of social justice issues and are rooted in Gibney Community’s long history in addressing gender-based violence alongside survivors and social workers. This curriculum is inspired by Gibney’s organizational-wide model valuing reflection, expression, collaboration and sustainability while intentionally progressing from internal ideas to external action, and from individual work to collective care. This four part framework aims to move from the abstract toward the tangible, internal to external, from the individual towards the collective.

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MTJ COHORT

Gibney Company’s full-time dancers, known as Artistic Associates, embrace a broad spectrum of activities—in the studio, on stage, within our organization, and throughout the community. Artistic Associates give back to the dance field through individually-crafted Moving Toward Justice Fellowships. Each Artistic Associate pinpoints a pressing issue in the dance field then leverages the resources and mentorship of the larger organization to develop, implement, and co-create new programs in response to the evolving needs of the field.

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MTJ RESOURCES

A repository of current and past Moving Toward Justice Fellowships, updates and curriculum sharing.  Check back for updates on annual convenings to further cohort relationships and share project developments.

 

Artist Services

1:1 Consulting with Gibney’s Executive Leadership Team geared for artists, administrators, educators toward career decision-making, curriculum development advice and feedback on facilitation.  From emerging artists to executives in the arts, these connections offer customized resource-sharing specific to personal needs, recommendations for further research, and encouragement for co-creating our reimagined arts field – together.   These consultations can be reserved on their own or as an extra offering combined with an intensive or other Gibney training experience.

Presenting

IMAGINING DIGITAL FALL 2022

Gibney’s Imagining Digital series—directed and curated by Eva Yaa Asantewaa—provides a forum for the sharing of vital ideas and insightful perspectives through a variety of virtual presentations, discussions, and spoken word performances. The series offers eight online events beginning September 7, as well as the continuation of Imagining: The Gibney Journal, a bimonthly online publication. 

Explore the season today and subscribe for the Imagining Digital Bundle to experience all of our fall events! Early Bird ticket pricing is available through August 31.

Additional details about Gibney’s in-person 2022-2023 performance season to be announced soon.

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.

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.

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

Artist in Residence

Artist-in-Residence (AiR) is Gibney’s new, three-year program, the first signature program created by Gibney Center Artistic Director Nigel Campbell.

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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.

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 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.

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

 

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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