Underground Movement 2019


Underground Movement is a new, unplugged performance series at Union Street Dance, and part of our effort to create more opportunities for artists to share work with one another, cross-pollinate audiences and receive feedback from a supportive community. Each event will feature several different artists presenting 5-12 minutes each of new work.

Volume 2 is happening on Sunday, April 28th 2019 at 3pm (Union Street Dance)

1) Save the date and attend
2) Apply to share work

We are currently accepting proposals for Volume 2 of  Underground Movement. This series is primarily for dance but is open to other live mediums (such as theater, performance art, poetry, puppetry, storytelling,etc.).
To apply please 
email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with the following:
  • -Name and bio of primary artist/company (150 word max)
  • -Description of the proposed work (150 word max)
  • -A few words on how presenting this work will benefit it's development
  • -Work sample(s) representative of proposed work (up to 2 videos of up to 5 minutes each)
  • -Estimated length of performance (must be 5-12 minutes total).
**Please note this is a low-tech, studio showing so projects with larger technical needs may not be a fit.
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Suku Dance Lab
Binbin Factory
Eva Dean Dance w/ Caroline Partamian 

Contact and Bookings


For Union Street Dance Studio Rentals: Please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., and see our Union Street Dance information pages for details on rate/hours and availability. 


For Eva Dean Dance Company Performance Booking Inquiries, and Media Requests: Please contact Senior Manager Gabrielle Schutz at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Eva Dean Dance offices and Union Street Dance studio are located at 725 Union Street, Brooklyn NY 11215

Art Education

beachpartyEmail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call (718) 857-8368 to develop a program that best suits the needs of your school or organization.

Eva Dean Dance is adept at working with teachers and administrators to help develop new audiences and to create a residency that suits the specific needs of your constituency. The Company is available for our Interactive Anti-Bullying Assembly, Moving Beyond Bullying for grades 4-12. The Company can make available BOUNCE dance curriculum for Public Schools grades K-6. The Company is also available to provide residencies to colleges that include technique classes and/or lecture demonstrations. Longer residencies can culminate in a school performance where the students perform on the same program as Eva Dean Dance. Ms. Dean is available to teach Choreographic Workshops to all levels ranging from grade K to seniors. She is also available to create site specific works and choreograph dances for your local community. Photo of Eva Dean Dance by Kane Stewart

Moving Beyond Bullying: An Interactive Anti-Bullying Assembly
Eva Dean Dance has developed an interactive assembly that focuses on bullying and using the language arts to write and discuss the metaphors' inherent in the piece.  WELCOME BACK will be performed in this assembly and used as a springboard for discussion between students, the school's guidance counselor and Ms. Dean. Eva Dean Dance performed this at JHS 259 William McKinley in March 2013.

WELCOME BACK shows how a social clique, school girls in this dance, follows a 'leader' out of fear of being singled out themselves. The aggression toward and oppression of this scapegoat continues until one person within the clique steps outside the group, extending her hand to the abused individual. In this single act of courage and kindness the bullying is diffused. This interactive workshop is a new initiative and we will begin reaching out to the public schools where EDD has an established relationship.  


Public School Residencies 

Eva Dean Dance is available to teach grades K-6. The dance curriculum is based on BOUNCE movement vocabulary.

Eva Dean Dance (EDD) has provided PS 56 in Forte Green, Brooklyn a very special Art Education experience. EDD’s Art Education event featured our Newest BOUNCE dance as well as interactive student participation. Some of the other schools and organizations that EDD has brought dance to are IS 259 in Bay Ridge Brooklyn, and Alice Teirstein's "Young Dancemakers" in New York City.

Dean has also set EDD repertoire on college and conservatory students, created new dances for Brooklyn Public school students, and taught master choreography workshops as a guest artist. Past residencies and workshops include Hampshire College in Massachusetts, Bennington College in Vermont, and Hartford Conservatory Dance in Connecticut.

We are a versatile company that can tailor programming to suit the needs of each school or organization we work with. Ms. Dean and her dancers enjoy performing for and working with children, teens, college students, pre-professional dancers and non-dance students. Ms. Dean is available to choreograph dances for any age level. We would like to hear from you about your programming needs. For more information about EDD’s Art Education programming and College Residencies email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

College and Conservatory Dance School Residencies
*Residency packages are available to learn Eva Dean Dance technique and repertoire.

The Packages available are:

Three Day: Includes one lecture demonstration, one repertoire class and Eva Dean Dance performance(s).

Six Day: Includes one lecture demonstration, 5 repertoire classes and Eva Dean Dance performance(s).

Two weeks: Includes one lecture demonstration, 16 repertoire classes and Eva Dean Dance performance(s).

Company Repertoire Performance Residency: Includes one lecture demonstration, 32 technique classes, and 20 rehearsals to learn a selected dance from Eva Dean Dance repertoire. Residency culminates into a performance with Eva Dean Dance. Repertoire can also be performed as a part of the school's available repertory as negotiated in a contract.

*Adjustments can be made to all of the above packages depending on the needs of your college.

Site Specific Dances
Eva Dean Dance has received awards and critical recognition for its site-specific work. Ms. Dean is available to create a site-specific dance for your organization's dancers and local community. Past site specific locations that Ms. Dean has choreographed for include the Rock Garden, Lilac Grove and Horse Chestnut Grove in the Brooklyn Botanic Garden, The Boat House in Prospect Park, Brooklyn and a turn-of-the-century barn in Massachusetts. A complete list of Ms. Dean's site specific choreography is available upon request.

Family and New Dance Audience Outreach Programming
BOUNCE, JR., is a 45-minute version of BOUNCE created specifically for those with a shorter attention span. The dances performed on the junior program cut straight to the chase by including the most energetic, awe inspiring movement. Dances featured are a wickedly fun playground romp, dolphins diving and surfing over giant balls, a rubber ball orchestra, and a cascading 500 ball waterfall.





In response to the recent development of COVID-19 in NYC Eva Dean Dance, and our home studio Union Street Dance, are closed until further notice. This means that all events, rehearsal rentals, outside classes, and on-site office hours will not be held during this period, and there will be no public access.During this hiatus we will be working off-site, and will continue to follow the guidance of the CDC and NYC Department of Health for best practices in re-opening to the public. Please know that our gratitude for You, and our commitment to live dance remains our source of strength in this uncertain time. We look forward to serving you soon. Thank you for understanding.

Media Links and Press Quotes

Media Links

Eva Dean in Dance Informa Magazine 53746390 2239280006111006 2848016526492041216 n
Do and Don'ts for Collaborating in Dance by Kathryn Boland

Published 4.02.2019

Eva Dean on the Movers & Shapers Podcast 
Interviewed by Erin Carlisle Norton of The Moving Architects 
Published 3.20.2019


Reviews- Press Quotes

Eva Dean Dance is “…an unalloyed delight” with an “infinite-seeming range of lithe expressive physicality.”
Jennifer Dunning, The New York Times a must see production with performers who display a “… a tremendous mixture of physical strength and generous artistry.”
Avery Pearson,

"So instinctual was this spark that [Dean’s] work bounced out ofher heart via five brilliant dancers and onto the spacious Dixon Place stage…The uber-talented UBA dancers then take over with a tremendous mixture of physical strength and generous artistry… we are moved to tears and joy— their passion and art is infectious. Kudos to Eva Dean who inspires a group of dancers to be one interconnected beautiful unit.”
Avery Pearson,

“Dean’s use of balls as the entire premise of an evening-length piece takes away the gimmicky quality of the ball dance genre and turns it instead into a game of endurance and originality.”
Sophie Ernst, Show Business Weekly

"…soothing to watch—with its gentle, mesmerizing choreography—and energizing”
Pia Catton, Wall Street Journal

“Dean created a feeling of ritual celebrants hidden in a catacomb or along a pyramid’s passage to a chamber… Dean’s wild energy broke free of expected bounds. Dan Froot, playing his raucous saxophone, was borne aloft and paraded past us. As the darkness engulfed the scene for the last time, another glass shattered.”
Linda Arlene Small, The Village Voice

“It is my firm belief that Eva Dean Dance is making a difference in Dance, and the perception of dance, among a new generation of audience members. Please do what you can to support this vibrant, essential company.
Elena K. Holy, Producing Artistic Director, The New York International Fringe Festival

“…obsessive rhythms…sly physical jokes…Dean’s adventure in antic minimalism had a sweet, unbuttoned quality…(the dancers) wearing bright leather gloves, used the table as drum, vaulting horse, platform, and choreographic inspiration; their bodies sprang through space, making music and movement simultaneously…”
Elizabeth Zimmer, The Village Voice

“… the choreography by Eva Dean made effective use of the church’s space …Waves of dancers entered, rolling across the floor. Dancers were also carried in like logs. All of these large scale activities pleased the eye.”
Jack Anderson, The New York Times

“… elegant performing, inventive choreography…lighthearted, decorous dance full of counterbalances and gentle supports for falling bodies…
it reminded me of why, sometimes, dance matters: in its very lightness, it lifts our cares.”
Elizabeth Zimmer, The Village Voice


  • Booking

    For Union Street Dance Studio Bookings please visit our studio calendar followed by an email to Devon Stern at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with your request!



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