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Charles Scheland

Carolyn Dorfman Dance

Charles Scheland is a New York City based dance artist and teacher. Charles grew up in Germany, Austria, and the Washington DC area, and graduated summa cum laude from the Ailey/Fordham BFA Program in Dance with a double major in Dance and Economics and departmental honors in both majors. Charles is a dancer with Carolyn Dorfman Dance, and also dances for Michael Mao Dance and Site-Specific Dances. He previously danced for RIOULT Dance NY and has been a guest artist with Buglisi Dance Theater, New England Dance Theater, Princeton Dance Theater, Neville Dance Theater, and Alison Cook-Beatty Dance. He has performed works by Alvin Ailey, Robert Battle, Adam Barruch, Clifton Brown, Amy Hall Garner, Adrienne Hurd, Tracy Inman, Bill T. Jones, Juel Lane, Jessica Lang, Milton Myers, Elizabeth Roxas, Henning Rübsam, Paul Taylor, and others. Charles teaches ballet and the Horton technique and is on the faculty of both the Professional and Junior Divisions of The Ailey School, Kanyok Arts Initiative, Steps on Broadway, and the School at Jacob’s Pillow. Additionally, he has worked as Milton Myers’ assistant and demonstrator since 2019.

Outside of the dance studio, Charles works for Dance ICONS in Washington DC as the Research Associate and Executive Assistant.