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 in Dance program with a double major in Dance and Economics and departmental honors in both. Charles is currently a dancer with Carolyn Dorfman Dance and previously danced for RIOULT Dance NY and Michael Mao Dance. He has also been a guest artist with Buglisi Dance Theater, New England Dance Theater, and Alison Cook-Beatty Dance. He has performed works by Alvin Ailey, Robert Battle, Bill T. Jones, Juel Lane, Jessica Lang, Milton Myers, Henning Rübsam, Paul Taylor, and others. Charles teaches ballet and Horton technique, and is Milton Myers' assistant and demonstrator at Jacob's Pillow, the Juilliard School, Steps on Broadway, and internationally.
Charles presents choreography under the company name CES Danceworks which performs contemporary modern pieces in and around the New York City area.
Outside of the dance studio, Charles is the Executive Assistant at Dance ICONS, and he co-hosts and co-produces a podcast with The Nerd Party network called Throwback Paperback.