Gibney Dance’s Dancers’ Economic Empowerment Program addresses the economic challenges facing dancers today.

DEEP investigates the points in an artistic career where dancers most need support and provides opportunities for learning and skill-building through a series of free sessions.

DEEP was developed by Gibney Dance Artistic Associate Devin Oshiro as an Advocacy Fellowship project. Advocacy Fellowships are projects initiated by Gibney Dance Company members which aim to engage the dance community and advocate for pressing issues in the field. Learn more →

View recaps of our Spring 2016 and 2017 seasons through the DEEP Resources Archive →

The Spring 2017 DEEP series is now over. We will be announcing our Fall 2017 series soon. Stay tuned!

Learn more about our Spring 2017 season below.

DEEP is generously supported by the John H. Grace Foundation.


    DEEP: Spring 2017

  • Artists & Taxes
    Thursday, March 2 / 6:30 - 8:30 pm

    Doing your taxes can be a daunting task. We can help! Join us for a session with tax expert Rosalba Mazzola of Mazzola Financial providing tips and tricks into what you need to know filing your taxes.

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  • Get Healthy
    Tuesday, April 4 / 6:30 - 8:30 pm

    This session will focus on three aspects of a healthy life: affordable healthcare resources through Harkness Center for Dance Injuries; healthy living tips with certified nutritionist, Gabbi Berkow; and body and movement specialist, George Russell.

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  • Get Your Way
    Tuesday, April 18 / 6:30 - 8:30 pm

    How do you advocate for yourself and set honest expectations when negotiating a contract? We’ll hear from Gina Gibney, Dante Brown, and Barry Kerollis about how they address these questions, and what to do if you’re being taken advantage of.

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  • Get a Job
    Tuesday, May 9 / 6:30 - 8:30 pm

    Patricia Schwadron of the Actors Fund moderates a conversation with two working artists, who will share the nitty-gritty details of their careers: how they found a job, how they make it work, and why it is the right choice for them.

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  • Get a Career
    Tuesday, May 23 / 6:30 - 8:30 pm

    A career in dance can mean many different things. Working artists Tamisha Guy, Jonathan Campbell, Austin Diaz, Alex Springer and Xan Burley will share how they make their artistic goals a reality in NYC.

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  • Get an Apartment
    Tuesday, June 13 / 6:30 - 8:30 pm

    Finding affordable housing in NYC can feel impossible. In this session, the Actors Fund and Kaley Pruitt (Bohemia Realty) will share tips, red flags, and market trends that will help you make more informed decisions before your next move.

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  • Get Stable
    Tuesday, June 27 / 6:30 - 8:30 pm

    How do you plan for the future when you’re living month to month? Host Jaime Kight will walk you through the first steps and share resources for managing financial goals.

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