One Body, One Career Countertechnique Intensive 


Gibney is partnering with Countertechnique to offer the One Body, One Career Intensive in the United States for the second time, this June 13-24, 2023!

Dancers will work with Countertechnique Founder and former Chunky Move Artistic Director, Anouk van Dijk and other renowned teaching artists for ten full days. OBOC offers a wealth of information, lots of lush dancing, and a welcoming, global network of dancers for both first-time and returning participants!

OBOC NYC 2023 takes place in our spacious studios at 890 Broadway (Union Square). Please review Gibney’s Plan Your Visit page for our current COVID-19 safety policies.

About the Program

The ten-day OBOC Intensive is for professional dancers and senior dance students interested in pursuing a long, healthy and successful career in dance. The OBOC offers a wealth of information and lots of lush dancing, to both first time and returning participants. First time participants will gain a detailed introduction to the distinct elements and methodology that form Countertechnique, while returning participants will have the opportunity to deepen and expand their understanding. Through physical practice, theory, discourse and creative workshops, participants will gain a set of practical tools that they will be able to draw from and apply in their daily dance practice, other movement styles and through performance seasons.

The 2023 OBOC Intensive in New York City will run for ten full days and each day will start
with Countertechnique classes and Practical Tools sessions. In addition to this, Kira Blazek-Ziaii will offer insights in Anouk van Dijk’s rich repertoire, and you can experience the distinctly personal styles of several Countertechnique teachers in elective classes and
workshops. Alexander Technique teacher Tom Koch will introduce his specific approach of
Alexander Technique for dancers, in both plenary and individual sessions. As creative
workshops, Anouk van Dijk will invite you into her artistic process, and Joy Davis will run an
interactive improvisation and composition workshop. The OBOC will conclude with a sharing of the various workshops.


Countertechnique Founder and former Chunky Move Artistic Director Anouk van Dijk, Senior Teacher Countertechnique Joy Davis, Teachers Countertechnique Rosanna Tavarez, Kira Blazek-Ziaii and Francesca Dominguez, and long-time faculty member Alexander Technique expert Tom Koch.

For more info on faculty, click here


June 13-24, 2023, 9:30am-6:00pm
No Classes on Sunday, June 18 and Monday,  June 19
Applicants must be able to attend the entire period

Program Fees

The full cost for the intensive is $1,475 USD. A one-time application fee of $25 USD is required for all applicants.

Application Details

Applications are open from January 4-29.

Applications close on Sunday 29 January 2023 at midnight. Applicants will be notified by Thursday February 9 2023.

The number of program participants is limited to ensure that each dancer can receive individualized attention. Please submit a personal motivation statement and CV for consideration in PDF format, together not exceeding two pages. An additional online dancer’s reel is required (only one link), which should include footage shot in a studio (improvisation or choreography). Applications are considered based on motivation and entrance level.

For any additional questions and all the conditions that apply to the program, please consult Countertechnique’s FAQ page before applying.


Video by Pippa Samaya, Anouk van Dijk, and Jerry Remkes