Dance in Process (DiP) is the signature program of Gibney Dance’s Choreographic Centers. DiP provides nuanced creative residency support for mid-career New York City-based artists by offering continuous, concentrated access to studio rehearsal space, a significant stipend, and technical and administrative resources.

The application for 2017-18 Dance in Process residency program is now closed. Thank you for your interest.

Dance in Process Support

DiP received generous support from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation for a three year residency cycle (FY15-17) that provided 30 three-week residencies for 30 artists Read it in the New York Times »

Learn more about our DiP artists and the work they created during their residency here.

    2016-17 DiP Artists

  • Monstah Black
    In association with JACK

    Virginia native Reginald Ellis Crump, aka Monstah Black, has been creating and presenting work in New York from since 1999 as a performance artist, dancer, choreographer, musician and composer. Known for his cultural grab-bag approach, he enjoys mixing influences and allusions from many sources and traditions. In choreography, he infuses modern dance with shades of disco and funk and the comic, hyper-performative and sometimes confrontational style of address of burlesque, adding a dash of various martial arts and the expressive slow- motion acrobatics of Japanese Butoh. He has choreographed for nightclubs, art galleries, black box theaters, and warehouses throughout Washington D.C., New York City, and Europe. His work has been seen and heard at The National Theater, New York Live Arts, Dance New Amsterdam, Dixon Place, Movement Research, and many other venues. Monstah is also the front man for his band The Sonic Leroy as well as vocalist for the electro pop duo The Blakz. He performs frequently as a guest vocalist for the electro dance band Girls Like Bass.

  • Yanira Castro

    Puerto-Rican born choreographer Yanira Castro is a Bessie-award-winning artist. She formed “a canary torsi” in 2009, a collaborative group of performers and designers. Her work has been presented by Danspace Project, NYLA/DTW, The Invisible Dog, New Museum, PS122, ISSUE Project Room, and EMPAC, among others, and has toured nationally and internationally. She is a participant in LMCC’s Extended Life program. Other fellowships/residencies include: MANCC Returning Choreographic Fellow, Vermont Performance Lab, Artist Ne(s)t (Romania), and Rockefeller Foundation (Bellagio). She has received awards from NEFA’s National Dance Project, Jerome Foundation, MAP Fund, New Music USA, Trust for Mutual Understanding, and USArtists International.

  • Bryan Arias Diaz

    Born in Puerto Rico and raised in New York City, Bryan Arias Diaz is a choreographer and former dancer with Complexions Contemporary Ballet and Netherlands Dance Theater (NDT). He is currently a member of Crystal Pite’s company Kidd Pivot. As a choreographer, he is the recipient of the First Place and Audience Choice Awards at the Sixth Copenhagen International Choreography Competition (CICC), Winner of the Hubbard Street Dance International Commission Project and North West Dance Project’s International Choreographic Competition. Bryan has choreographed for dancers at the Juilliard School, Hubbard Street Dance 2, Springboard Dance Montreal, Ballet Vorpommern (Germany), and the Scottish Ballet.

  • John Kelly

    John Kelly’s performance and dance theater works range in scale from solo to larger ensemble, and stem from autobiographical, cultural, and political issues.  Subjects have included the Berlin Wall, the Troubadours, the AIDS epidemic, Mythology, and character studies based on Egon Schiele, Caravaggio, Antonin Artaud, Joni Mitchell, and Jean Cocteau.  These works have been performed at The Kitchen, Lincoln Center, the Warhol Museum, the Whitney Biennial, PS 122, BAM’s Next Wave Festival, and London’s Tate Modern.  He was recently an Artist in Residence at the Park Avenue Armory, and a Visiting Artist in Residence at Bard College.

  • Yvonne Meier

    Originally from Zurich, Switzerland, Yvonne Meier has worked in New York City since 1979, collaborating with the founding artists at PS122. Her work has been supported by three Fellowships in Choreography from the New York Foundation for the Arts, the NEA, Franklin Furnace, Pro Helvetia, and Movement Research’s AIR program. The NEA’s American Masterpieces program supported the 2011 recreation of her performance-installation work, The Shining. She has received three “Bessie” Awards for her works The Shining (1993 and 2011) and Stolen (2009). Meier has been teaching Releasing Technique and Authentic Movement nationally and internationally for 30 years.

  • Jodi Melnick

    Jodi’s recent work has been presented at BAM, City Center, Joyce Theater, NYLA, and The Dublin Dance Festival. She created and performed a solo with choreographer Trisha Brown and continue to collaborate with artists Sara Rudner, John Jasperse, Beth Gill, Jon Kinzel, Vicky Shick, Rashaun Mitchell, David Neumann, and Jillian Pena. Awards: 2016-2017 LMCC Extended Life, 2014 Doris Duke Impact, 2012 Guggenheim Fellow, Jerome Robbins New Essential Works, Foundation for Contemporary Arts Award, and two Bessies. Interacting with students continues to be integral to her artistic development. Currently, Jodi teaches at Barnard College, NYU Tisch, Sarah Lawrence College, and The Trevor Day School.

  • Antonio Ramos

    A native of Puerto Rico, Antonio Ramos performed with choreographers Mark Dendy, Neil Greenberg, Jeremy Nelson, Stephen Petronio, Merian Soto, Kevin Wynn, Donna Uchizono, etc. His work has been presented at Hostos College, The Kitchen, NYLA, DTW, SUNY/Purchase, BAAD!, Dixon Place, PS122, Abrons Art Center, Joe’s Pub, Taller Pregones, Danspace Project, Lexington Center for the Arts, DanceNow Downtown, Princeton University, Movement Research at the Judson Church, BAX, Galapagos, WAX, and Fringe Festival Montreal. Resident artist at El Museo del Barrio (2012-13), National Association of Latino Arts and Cultures (2011-12), and currently at Movement Research. BFA, Dance, SUNY/Purchase.

  • Melinda Ring

    Melinda Ring, choreographer, creates dances, performance pieces, videos and installations. Her recent works have been supported by Movement Research, The Box, The Kitchen, Headlands Center for the Arts, Yaddo, Contact Quarterly, The Metabolic Studio (Annenberg Foundation), Foundation for Contemporary Arts (Emergency Grants), Gibney Center (DiP), and Mount Tremper Arts. Ring has developed programing as an artist-curator for Danspace Project. She is a Critic in Sculpture at Yale School of Art, 2014 – present, and a visiting Lecturer in Dance at UCLA, Spring 2016 (Movement Research exchange program). Ring is a 2016 Foundation for Contemporary Arts Grants to Artist awardee.

  • Richard Rivera
    In association with BAAD!

    Richard Rivera is a Bronx-born, New York City-based artist. He has experience performing, teaching and choreographing both in the United States and internationally. Richard was a member of Ailey II under the direction of Sylvia Waters and has since worked with Sean Curran, Kevin Wynn, Donald Byrd, Reggie Wilson, Shen Wei and Arthur Aviles. In 2002 Richard founded PHYSUAL – a dance company that uses movement as a catalyst for developing ideas and innovation in performance. PHYSUAL has been presented and granted awards to create new work and perform at: Jacobs Pillow Inside/Out series, Tribeca Performing Arts Center, Harlem Stage / E-Moves, Pepatian, New York Mix Festival, Topaz Arts, Queens Museum, Dance New Amsterdam, Ballet Builders, Bronx Academy of Arts and Dance, Tokyo School of Music. Recent dance/work affiliations are with Hope College in Michigan and as choreographer for the Pregones musical NEON BABY.

  • Larissa Velez-Jackson

    Larissa Velez-Jackson is a choreographer and hybrid-artist that uses improvisation as a main tool for research and creation, focusing on personhood and the dancing/sounding body. In 2011, she launched a song-and-dance collaboration with her husband, Jon Velez-Jackson, called Yackez, “The World’s Most Loveable Musical Duo.” Velez-Jackson has presented Yackez and solo work at numerous New York venues including Roulette, New Museum, Danspace Project, Abrons Arts Center, Museum of Art and Design, Chocolate Factory and CUNY Segal Theater. She was recently awarded the Foundation for Contemporary Arts Grant to Artists for 2016, on her tenth year anniversary of showing work.