EAST VILLAGE DANCE PROJECT (EVDP), is a dance-development program offering innovative, nurturing dance education in lower Manhattan. EVDP aims to serve the community through providing extensive after school dance classes for youth and teens, a pre-professional teen performance troupe, performances & dance festivals open to the public, and workshops & drop-in classes for adults.
After school Ballet, Pointe and Modern dance classes for ages 4-18.
A pre-professional dance troupe for dedicated dancers ages 10+.
On-going drop in movement classes and workshops for adults of all levels.
Charlotte Ruby Cantor Scholarship Fund
Helping us in our mission to provide high-quality dance classes to all, regardless of financial situation
Dance Fest LES
Three days of dance workshops and performances open to the public in the East Village, June 2nd-4th, 2017.
The Shell-Shocked Nut
Our annual alternative version of the Nutcracker, set in the East Village, featuring a vibrant intergenerational cast.
“Dancing at EVDP is like being a part of a big, happy family that loves you and you love back”
- STUDENT, EVDP YOUTH PROGRAM
SUMMER DANCE 2017 August 14-25 Monday-Friday
Come dance with Martha and Victoria this August! This year we will be offering three different levels, with programs for 3 to 18 year olds. Read below for more info.
Very Young Dancers Level I (age 3-5) & Level II (age 6-9) 9:00am-NOON Dancers are divided into level appropriate groups. Alongside dance classes inspired by Modern and Ballet technique, dancers will explore community-building and fun visual art projects.
Teen Dancers Level III (age 10-17) 1:00pm-6:00pm Students are offered a rigorous yet nurturing schedule. This dance intensive offers participants the opportunity to delve into a rich range of techniques, including daily classes in Ballet, Modern and Repertory, with a rotating schedule of enrichment sessions.
Martha has over 3 decades of intensive classical ballet studies with dance masters such as Mme. Gabriela Darvash, Gretchen Ward Warren and Robert Brassel. After performing for 18 years as a soloist with regional and international ballet and modern companies including Newport News Ballet (Virginia), Israel Ballet (Tel Aviv), and The Robert Kovich Company (NYC), she founded East Village Dance Project. Martha is a graduate of Interlochen Arts Academy and a recipient of the Fine Arts Award in dance technique and choreography. In addition to directing EVDP, she teaches dance at New York University’s Experimental Theater Wing and Bates Dance Festival.
photo: Hugh Burckhardt
Victoria Roberts-Wierzbowski ASSISTANT DIRECTOR/TEACHER
Originally from Western Massachusetts, Victoria received her BA in social science and dance from Sarah Lawrence College. In addition to working with the wonderful students at EVDP, Victoria has taught movement in preschools and public schools, served as a staff development coach for instructors teaching physical education classes, and worked with adults touched by cancer and chronic pain. As a performer, she has worked with David Neumann/advanced beginner group, Mollye Maxner/Chimera Physical Theater, Katie Rose McLaughlin and playwright Sybil Kempson.
photo: Ana Price-Eckles
Bonnie STien EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, GOH PRODUCTIONS
Bonnie is a director, writer, and producer, and currently the Executive and Artistic Director of GOH Productions, a non profit arts organization founded in 1974 in New York City. With GOH she has created and produced live theater, dance and film projects in the USA, Europe, Asia and the Middle East. GOH Productions is EVDP's non-profit umbrella organization.
photo: Karen Hatch
Co-Founder: Chris Tornay
Development Consultant: Kate Peila
Advisory Board: Bonnie Stein, Carey Barclay, Christina Licata, Randi Halpern, Susan Roecker
Avenue c studio
In January 2011, EVDP and GOH Productions opened the beautiful Avenue C Studio as our permanent home. Our space includes an expansive studio with a sprung dance floor, a changing area and a welcoming lobby. Photo: Hugh Burckhardt