Gabriel Schenker was born in Washington D.C., raised in Rio de Janeiro, and lives in Brussels for the past eleven years. After graduating at P.A.R.T.S., he co-founded the collective Busy Rocks with whom he created and performed works such as Dominos and Butterflies and Throwing Rocks. As a performer, Gabriel has collaborated with Anne Teresa de Keersmaeker/Rosas, Thomas Hauert/Zoo, Eleanor Bauer, Robin Jonsson, Doris Stelzer, and Alexandra Bachzetsis.
Next to those activities, Gabriel also engaged in a MA program in philosophy at the European Graduate School which culminated in his dissertation Organic Texture: A Dialogue between Deleuze and Guattari, the Life Sciences, and Catherine Malabou. This work was developed in tandem with the artistic research titled Moving~Thinking.
In January 2016 he presents his first creation Pulse Constellations, a dance solo based on the electronic music composition Pulse Music III by John McGuire.
In addition to his artistic and philosophical practices, Gabriel has been more and more involved with different pedagogical projects. He is a certified Pilates instructor, teaches dance classes, is assisting Thomas Hauert in the development of a new Bachelor in Contemporary Dance at the Manufacture in Lausanne and is working on the development of the project Research Studios at P.A.R.T.S.