East Village Dance Project (EVDP), based in New York City, was founded in 1997 as a dance development program for youth age 4-18, under the artistic direction of Martha Tornay. EVDP offers classes in modern, ballet, pointe, improvisation and beginning choreography. EVDP performs annually in New York and has been at La MaMa Moves! for three seasons. The program has been recognized for its innovative approach to dance and education, and for offering pre-professional classes to all, regardless of social or economic situation. EVDP Students have also performed at Pace University, NYU Skirball Center, Abrons Arts Center, Vanaver Caravan Dance Festival, with Keigwin + Company, and at Lincoln Center Out-of-Doors. Past guest choreographers have included Nicole Wolcott, Ellen Cornfield and Molly Lieber. In January 2011, EVDP and GOH Productions opened Avenue C Studio as a permanent home.
Avenue C Studio | 55 Avenue C, between 4th and 5th Streets | 25’ x 47’ | Now being offered to invited dancemakers to do long-term residencies
Avenue C Studio, owned and operated by East Village Dance Project and GOH Productions, is a new space. The studio has a brand new dance floor donated by Harlequin Dance Floors, suitable for ballet, modern and contemporary dance. There is one full wall of mirrors and there are ballet barres in the space. At this time recorded music only is permitted.