Tyler Schnese grew up in Appleton, WI. After graduating from SUNY Purchase he joined the Hessisches Staatsballet in Wiesbaden/Darmstadt where he danced works by Alexander Ekman, Richard Siegal, Crystal Pite, Václav Kuneš, Itzik Galili and Marcos Morau (La Veronal) among others. He received a nomination for the German Stage Prize (Der Faust) in 2016 for his interpretation of the title role in Tim Plegge’s Kaspar Hauser. Tyler recently created work for Neo’s Dance Theatre in Akron, OH and is currently based in Brooklyn where he dances with MeenMoves and MADBOOTS DANCE. Tyler is thrilled to be joining Gibney Dance Company as an Artistic Associate for his second season.