Chelsea Prunty began dancing and tumbling when she was just 3 years old. She attended Starbound Dance Studio and Duke Ellington School of the Arts and studied jazz, ballet, tap, hip hop, modern and African dance for over 15 years. When not in the gym or dance studio, you could find Chelsea on the track field. Chelsea spent summers training at Jones Haywood (D.C.) and Alvin Ailey (N.Y). In exchange for dance classes Chelsea taught dance to younger kids. She is a graduate from the University of the Arts and holds a Bachelor in Fine Arts in Modern Dance. Since then, she has enjoyed touring with Brian Sanders' Junk and teaching children dance. Now Chelsea has two kids of her own who are currently learning the art of dance. Chelsea has hopes to one day open a dance studio where she will share the joy of dance with our youth.
Amelia Rose Estrada
Amelia started performing in theatrical productions at nine and initially enrolled in dance classes to supplement her musical theater education. She attended the Cambridge School of Weston, a liberal arts high school in Massachusetts, where she discovered her passion for modern dance. She continued her studies at Swarthmore College where she received an Honors B.A. in Dance and Classical Studies. Amelia has had the opportunity to train at Danza Contemporanea de Cuba, American Dance Festival, Toronto Dance Theater, and Summer Stages Dance. Since graduating in 2017 she has been working in Philadelphia as a freelance dance artist and teaching with BalletX's outreach program Dance eXchange. Most recently she performed in Dancing Dead IPX. She is honored to be performing with JUNK again in Figmago.
Briannon has always been a movement enthusiast. She began her training in ballet and competitive gymnastics until she attended Charleston County School of the Arts, where she was exposed to modern dance and realized that dance was her way of life. Her desire to dance only intensified and she continued her studies at University of North Carolina at Greensboro, graduating with a B.A in Dance with a K-12 teaching licensure. Motivated and fueled to learn more, she moved to Philadelphia to continue her process of personal development and community engagement through dance. She is thrilled to be working with Brian Sanders' Junk and is so appreciative to perform FIGMAGO in collaboration with Meg Saligman Studio.
Travis Daniel Draper is a interdisciplinary devising performer and puppeteer based in Philadelphia. He has been collaboratively creating new works for several years. In 2015, Travis collaborated with playwright Jack Dalton on Assimilation, an original piece that toured Alaska. While finishing his master's degree in "Devised Performance" at the Pig Iron School for Advanced Performance Training, Travis collaborated and performed with local puppeteer artist Hua Hua Zhang in her 2017 Fringe project White Nights which toured to Taiwan in the winter. He is now working on a new 2018 puppet project that will headline at the NYC La MaMa Theater in November. Now, Travis couldn't be more excited to be collaborating with Meg Saligman and Brian Sanders to bring the enchanting world of Figmago to life. It has been a fantastic journey. Thank you!
Parker Matthews is a theatre creator, performer, and Mime Guy() who hails from the verdant land of the Pacific Northwest. He is currently an MFA candidate in Devised Performance at the University of the Arts/Pig Iron Theatre School. He is thrilled and delighted and oh so tickled to usher audiences into the worlds of Meg Saligman and Brian Sanders. In December, Parker will be moving down to Baltimore to continue his work of devising, performing, and inviting audiences to play and imagine with him.