East Village Dance Project

*All new schedule* SUMMER DANCE 2017 | August programming for ages 3-18
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EAST VILLAGE DANCE PROJECT (EVDP), is a dance-development program offering innovative, nurturing dance education in lower Manhattan. EVDP provides 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. 

    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.
  • Scholarships

    EVDP aims 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

meet evdp

MARtha Tornay
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

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

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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