Scott Shaw, Courtesy Gibney

The Most Influential People in Dance Today: Gina Gibney

More than just a company or a studio space, Gibney Dance provides a hub for New York City's dance artists, offering a wide array of resources:

• choreographic mentorship

• performance series

• space grants and rentals

• open classes and training programs

• financial and digital technology advice

• leadership seminars

• town-hall–style gatherings

That's not to mention the Gibney Dance Company, whose members, in addition to performing, are enabled to start their own social justice–oriented initiatives under the Gibney umbrella.

Read the rest of Dance Magazine's list of the most influential people in dance today.

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Yvonne Montoya with her son Buddy at home. Photo by Dominic A Bonuccelli, Courtesy Montoya

The Challenges of Dancing While Parenting While Going Through a Pandemic

When Yvonne Montoya climbs all over the piano while her 12-year-old son Buddy tries to practice on it, we might guess that she is either having a parental meltdown or making a dance. Turns out, it's both. "It's been wild, and completely overwhelming," says Montoya from her Tucson, Arizona home, where she lives with Buddy and her husband.

Montoya, a 23rd-generation Nuevomexicana and founding director of Safos Dance Theatre, is one of many dance artists navigating motherhood during COVID-19. Choreographers, educators, artistic directors and dancers are not only trying to keep their careers afloat by creating digital work, but some have also been dealing with their now homebound children in the wobbly world of the Zoom school room, which is about to crank up again in most of the U.S. Doing that while managing a company, a studio or a freelance career can sometimes generate a type of artful chaos.

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