About

Our Mission

Gunnar Montana Productions is a 501c3 non-profit organization that brings cutting edge, avant-garde performing and visual arts to communities across the region.

Bios

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Gunnar Montana

Artistic Director

Gunnar Montana is a Philadelphia-based choreographer and performance artist whose work has appeared in festivals across the region, including the Philadelphia FringeArts Festival and ThinkFest, as well as in several venues across the City. Infusing movement and visual arts, Gunnar’s work refuses to be defined. His artistry as a whole is an array of visual art installations, prop-based choreography, set design, costume design, transformation of atmosphere, and innovative movement, concepts, and ideas. Gunnar attended The University of the Arts, graduating in 2011 with a BFA in Modern Dance Performance and a profound interest in choreography and creative movement.

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Avi Borouchoff

Avi began dancing at the bright age of eighteen after being inspired by Pilobolus Dance Theater. Becoming heavily involved in the theater program at Milwaukee High School of the Arts, he fell in love with dance after one of his mentors encouraged him to enroll in his first Jazz class. Avi recently attended the school at Jacobs Pillow and is a BFA Senior Dance Major at Temple University. With a background in competitive gymnastics, cross-country and swim, Avi wastes very little time in developing an athletic and unique sense of style and movement. On his days off, he loves hiking, biking and the great outdoors. Avi would like to thank his amazing teachers, beautiful family and spectacular friends for empowering and encouraging him to work hard everyday.
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Jessica Daley

Originally from Philadelphia, Jessica achieved her B.F.A. in Modern Dance from the University of the Arts, earning the Promising Artist Award, the Pulaski Award, and Excellence in Modern Dance. Upon graduation, Jessica joined Koresh Dance Company, an international touring company, where she made her home for 11 years. Guided by Ronen Koresh, she had the opportunity to mentor under and perform original works from Robert Battle, Paul Selwyn Norton, Donald Byrd, Itzik Galili, and Ohad Narahin. Jessica teaches at The University of the Arts, and is honored to be joining Gunnar Montana for another collaboration.
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Dylan Kepp

Dylan Kepp started his drag career in New York City while attending Parsons, The New School of Design, where he received a BFA in Fashion Design. Since moving back to Philadelphia, Dylan (aka Iris Spectre) has worked with Mimi Imfurst’s Dollhouse Revue and countless venues across the region as a drag performer. Originally from the Delaware county area, his performances have spanned from Rehoboth’s Purple Parrot Bar to Colby College’s annual drag ball in Waterville, Maine to Gunnar Montana’s Resurrection Room, Purgatory and Exposed.

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Frank Leone

Frank was born and raised in Westchester, New York. After graduating Point Park University, Frank has had the pleasure of traveling the world and dancing for numerous choreographers. Frank is a company member of Kun-Yang Lin/Dancers and Bradley’s Bucks. Frank also presents his own work in queer Philadelphia nightlife as FAGL ROQ.
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Stephi Lyneice

Stephi Lyneice graduated from Coronado School for the Performing Arts in 2007 & received her BFA in modern dance education at UArts in 2011. She studied dance in Paris in 2010 & after graduation, she attended Headlong Performance Institute in 2011. Stephi aka Goldi Fox has been a burlesque performer in The Peek-A-Boo Revue since 2012 & performing for Gunnar Montana since 2013. She’s performed in several festivals, toured Germany this Spring, performing in Munich & Berlin.
 

Meet the KINK HAÜS Producers

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La MaMa Experimental Theatre Club
​Founded in 1961 by Ellen Stewart in a tiny basement on Manhattan’s Lower East Side, La MaMa is dedicated to the artist and all aspects of the theatre. La MaMa has a worldwide reputation for supporting fearless and provocative theater while helping artists gain a foothold in New York. It is one of the original theaters that gave birth to the Off-Off Broadway theater movement, and it has been the training ground and launching pad for a remarkable roster of artists, many of whom have made lasting contributions to the arts. Bette Midler, Blue Man Group, Jackie Curtis, David and Amy Sedaris, Robert Wilson, André DeShields, Harvey Fierstein, Cecil Taylor, Julie Taymor, Philip Glass, Olympia Dukakis, Harvey Keitel and Steve Buscemi, are a few of the many artists who did work here early in their careers​.

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Howl Arts, Inc.
​​Howl Arts, Inc. is a nonprofit organization dedicated to preserving the past and celebrating the contemporary culture of the East Village of the Lower East Side. Howl Arts, Inc. creates opportunities for artists to produce and show their work, and engages in activities aimed at improving the quality of life for artists and members of the creative community.

Board and Staff

Exeutive Director

Michael DelBene

Board of Directors

  • Blaine Bonham Chair
  • Bill Baroni
  • Michael Callahan
  • Matthew Ray