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GARY SCHAUFELD (tweet him: @gary_schaufeld) is a 23-year-old New York native and twitterholic.  Gary holds a BFA in Dance from New York University's Tisch School of the Arts.  His professional performance experience began at age 12, when he spent two years performing as a Knicks City Kid for New York Knicks Basketball.  Soon after he danced with pop music superstar Aaron Carter, and as a soloist in the west coast Street Tap revue, Beat it Down.  Since graduating from the Tisch School, Gary has worked with Gibney Dance, ZviDance, James Martin Music/Dance, Cherylyn Lavagnino Dance, Skybetter & Associates, DeMa Dance Company, Patricia Norowol Dance, Sean Curran Company, Johannes Weiland, and is currently performing, creating, teaching, and setting work with KEIGWIN + COMPANY. 

Besides dance performance, Gary acts as a voice and activist for young dance artist and allies as a member of the Dance/NYC Junior Committee.  He teaches a weekly partnering class at NYU's Tisch School of the Arts Dance Dept. under the direction of Joy Kellman.  Gary is also a choreographer who's dance collective, "Pop Modern Dance" (tweet them: @PopModernDance), has presented work in theaters such as Tisch School of the Arts - Fifth Floor Theater, NYU's Skirball Center, Symphony Space, and on the streets of new york as a flashmob in collaboration with the New Museum and the Festival for New Ideas.  Gary was recognized as one of the 2011 Young Choreographers of the Year by YCF.

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