In addition to our weekly events, classes and workshops, Movement Research also provides artist residencies, year-round internship and performance opportunities, subsidized rehearsal space, international artist exchanges, and a teaching-artist program in collaboration with New York City public schools.

  • Now booking studio space through May 2017

Studio Space

Movement Research rents studio space to artists for rehearsal, classes, workshops or private instruction on an hourly basis with rates starting at just $10 per hour. We are a dance service organization, and for this reason we rent only to dance and dance related rehearsals, workshops, and other applicable events.


Artists-in-Residence (AIR)

Movement Research’s Artist-in-Residence program is a two-year residency that provides commissions, rehearsal space, performances, professional development opportunities and peer dialogue, all of which are designed to support the individualized creative process of movement-based artists. 

NEW: Movement Research Artist-in-Residence Van Lier Fellowship. 

Learn more about the AIR program

Performance Opportunities

Movement Research offers two programs providing ongoing opportunities for artists to show works in progress: Movement Research at the Judson Church and Open Performance. 

Learn more about Performance Opportunities

Exchange Programs

GPS/Global Practice Sharing

GPS/Global Practice Sharing provides a platform for the international exchange of ideas, processes and reflective practices surrounding dance and movement based forms between the U.S. and independent performing arts communities internationally. GPS posits that dialogue across differences necessarily catalyzes the generation of new knowledge and creative innovation. By investing in the mobility of artists, curators and cultural workers, GPS advances cross cultural understanding and the development of the contemporary arts field at large. Officially established in 2016, GPS consists of an informal network of partners currently supporting exchange projects in Eastern and Central Europe.

The GPS/Global Practice Sharing program of Movement Research is supported by funding from the Trust for Mutual Understanding.

Learn more about GPS

Movement Research Exchange (MRX)

A vehicle to spur interaction and exchange among independent choreographers and their peers from within and outside the U.S, MRX enables Artists-in-Residence and faculty to travel outside their home environment for residency activities, informal showings, discussions and teaching opportunities.

Learn more about MRX


We offer ongoing internships during our Fall and Spring seasons, as well as winter and summer internships geared to college and university students and recent graduates. Interns receive free classes and some free workshops. Read on for details on the positions, openings, and how to apply.

CURRENTLY HIRING for March/April 2017: Critical Correspondence, Office (Database and Program Tracking), Production and Studio Coordinator Interns 

We accept application materials for all internships on a rolling basis.

Learn more about Internships

Dance Makers in the Schools

A collaboration with NYC public school communities, Dance Makers in the Schools creates educational opportunities in which working dance artists teach children and share their own creative processes. Movement Research partners with each school to create a unique program that serves the school's specific needs. The teaching artists and classroom teachers together develop lesson plans for the appropriate age group, learning level and academic environment.

Learn more about Dance Makers

Artists of Color Council

A cohort of artists of color addressing cultural diversity, equity, and sustainable structural integration in MR’s operations, programming, outreach, and throughout its extended communities. The council aspires to increase visibility, opportunities, and engagement with resources for artists of color within the field. 

Learn more about AoCC