East Village Dance Project

CELEBRATING 20 YEARS!
*SAVE THE DATE* 
Dance Fest LES: June 3rd-4th
Spring Student Concert: June 4th, 5pm
More info here

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.
  • Youth Classes

    After school Ballet, Pointe and Modern dance classes for ages 4-18. 
  • TEEN COMPANY

    A pre-professional dance troupe for dedicated dancers ages 10+.
  • Adult Classes

    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

testimonials

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. 
                     
REGISTER BY JUNE 10TH                                                                              photo- Brian Glover

meet evdp

MARtha Tornay
EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR/
FOunder/ teacher

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

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