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Community Action



Gibney’s mission is to tap into the vast potential of movement, creativity, and performance to effect social change and personal transformation.

Gibney is a dance company, a performing arts hub, and a social action incubator.

Our Community initiatives use art as a means to prevent and move beyond violence 365 days a year. We are the steward of two beautiful spaces comprising a vibrant performing arts Center, and our acclaimed Company of Artistic Associates performs works by renowned and rising contemporary choreographers.

Through expansive programming, we push boundaries, address pressing issues, lift voices, and mobilize the power of movement to transform lives and, in turn, change the world we live in.

Code of Conduct

Gibney is committed to building a respectful and open community. Our aim is to create a space where all members of our community feel welcome and comfortable. As such, negative and inappropriate behaviors are not acceptable at Gibney, including: verbal abuse, hate speech, physical assault, disrespect, intimidation, or other forms of misconduct.

We reserve the right to refuse service and/or to restrict access to any visitor whose presence or participation at Gibney jeopardizes the welcoming and inclusive culture we are working to establish, or detracts from the safety, welfare, and wellbeing of other patrons or staff.

Gibney seeks to create an equitable, inclusive, and diverse community representative of the core values of our organization. Any forms of discrimination based on race, ethnicity, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion, national origin, age, physical or mental disability, or any other grounds are not permitted on the premises. Gibney reserves the right, at its own discretion, to reprogram any Gibney activity and to dismiss any individuals or groups who infringe upon this Code of Conduct.

Statement on Equity & Inclusion

Inclusion and equal treatment of all members of the community are core values of Gibney and central to its mission. Gibney is committed to diversity in every aspect of its programming and services. Diversity in this context refers to aesthetics, groups, communities, and individuals identified by race, ethnicity, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, socio-economic status, religion, age, or disability status. Gibney is committed to honoring, nurturing, and advancing dance through the lens of diversity, inclusion, and equal opportunity in all aspects of its programming, services, and organization. Inclusion means a commitment to making all members of the community feel welcome and comfortable at Gibney.

Recent Press


Over the course of nearly 30 years, Gibney has evolved from a socially active dance company with a single dance studio to a two-location performing arts and social justice powerhouse.

Founded in 1991 as a dance company dedicated to social action, Gibney has emerged as a cultural leader operating 23 studios across two Manhattan facilities—a feat unheard of in recent years.

Yet, Gibney is so much more than space. The organization provides a holistic ecosystem designed to support artists at every stage of their career, from creative process through performance, to discourse and community engagement.


Explore our calendar of upcoming events. Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, all Fall 2020 events will be held online.


Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, both Gibney Centers are closed to the public. We will share updates here as they become available.

Visit our Covid-19 Resource List

Plan Your Visit

280 Broadway

Gibney Agnes Varis Performing Arts Center is accessible via elevator from the main entrance at 53A Chambers Street.

It is located in Lower Manhattan across from City Hall and near the following subway stations:
Brooklyn Bridge City Hall: 4, 5, 6, J, Z
City Hall: R, W
Chambers Street: A, C, 1, 2, 3
Park Place: 2, 3

For access requests or inquiries, please contact Elyse Desmond, Director of Operations and Facilities, by completing our 280 Access Requests and Inquiries Form, or at 646.837.6809 (Voice only).

890 Broadway

Gibney 890 Broadway is an accessible entrance and available during all building hours: 7:30 am – 7:30 pm Monday – Friday, and 9:00 am – 6:30 pm on Saturdays.

It is located near Union Square Park and the following subway stations:
14 Street Union Square: 4, 5, 6, L, N, Q, R, W
23 Street: R,W, 6

For access requests or inquiries, please contact Elyse Desmond, Director of Operations and Facilities, by completing our 890 Access Requests and Inquiries Form, or at 646.837.6809 (Voice only).


Safety and security are a priority at all the Gibney facilities. We ask that you follow security protocols with the understanding that they are necessary to ensure the protection and well-being of everyone who works in our studios.

All guests must sign in with their full name before entering Gibney’s spaces at 280 Broadway and 890 Broadway, and ID may be requested at the discretion of building security. Compliance with this policy ensures that our spaces are safe and secure for all visitors.

The 890 Broadway building requires guests to present photo ID upon every sign-in in order to be granted access to the building. This is a building-wide policy, not a policy of Gibney. Acceptable forms of ID include: driver’s license, passport, school ID, voter registration card, green card, state ID card.

If for any reason you are unable to sign in or present ID, contact Director of Center Facilities and Security, Elyse Desmond, at elyse@gibneydance.org.


The generous support of individuals like you has unparalleled impact across Gibney’s Center, Company, and Community initiatives.

Today, amid the Covid-19 pandemic, our vision for making space may look different, but the goal remains the same: to deploy resources that bring communities together and ignite change.

Gibney is committed to supporting the artists who keep the heart and soul of New York City alive, whether our doors are open or closed.

Artists will play a uniquely valuable role in rebuilding a vibrant, thriving City, and your meaningful partnership is vital to their reentry to the field. Will you join us?

Please email development@gibneydance.org with questions about supporting Gibney.