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, 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, 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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Details & Teaching Inquiries
$19 Per Class
Expires after 60 days
Expires after 60 days
Expires after 90 days
$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.
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 email@example.com.
Cumbe Center for African and Diaspora Dance
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.
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.
New Dance Collective
New Dance Collective is composed of Simonson Technique faculty, with an alignment-based approach to movement.
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.
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