Paul Galando is a media artist, educator, and executive working in collaborative digital film, technology and media development in the arts community, educational institutions, and corporate and non-profit organizations. He is passionate about creating opportunities for movement media artists. Paul is President and Chair of Education for Dance Films Association and Director of Dance & Digital Technology at Gibney Dance. He is a founding faculty member and Director of Dance and New Media at New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts, a department wide initiative and a MFA concentration designed to teach and encourage dancers’ involvement in all areas of digital media: filming stage works, creating film/dance and interactive work, multi-media collaborations, and internet-based art. He teaches courses in the graduate and undergraduate divisions of NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts covering academic, aesthetic, and technology subjects including: dance for the camera, dance and new media, live-filmmaking and streaming, digital portfolio development, creative coding for dance, virtual reality, and digital performance production. He has created arts and media partnerships with leading organizations in the fields of dance; these include: Gibney Dance, New York City Ballet, The Merce Cunningham Trust, Lois Greenfield Studio, The Harkness Center for Dance at the 92Y, Martha Graham Dance Company, Mark Morris Dance Center, New York Live Arts and the Dance Films Association / Film Society of Lincoln Center. He has produced and directed films and live performances for major dance companies and artists around the world. Paul is the head of the Dance and New Media Foundation, a non profit organization that facilitates research and provides grants & fellowships for dance students and media artists to work in innovative and groundbreaking practices.