Gunnar Montana Productions is a 501c3 non-profit organization that brings cutting edge, avant-garde performing and visual arts to communities across the region.
Gunnar MontanaArtistic 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.
Attending Virginia Commonwealth University, Danielle Currica was named Outstanding Performer at the 2008 Mid-Atlantic American College Dance Festival before receiving her BFA in Dance/Choreography, summa cum laude, 2009. She began working with Philadelphian dance companies DanceTheaterX-- Charles O. Anderson and idiosynCrazy productions-- Jumatatu Poe/Shannon Murphy, and later with choreographers Meredith Rainey/Tania Isaac, Kate Watson-Wallace, and Megan Mazarick. She received a 2015 Rocky Award for her dance and admin work with organizations Dance/USA Philadelphia, Ars Nova Workshop, and Headlong. Joining Burlesque troupe, the Peek-A-Boo Revue (PBR) in 2009, she elevated to choreographer and soloist- Sophie Sucre and has since had the opportunity to headline the 2015 Pinup Peep Show, 2016 and '18 Philadelphia Burlesque Festival and with PBR-- The Burlesque Hall of Fame (2014), Philadelphia (2015), New York (2014, 15, 17), Colorado (2016) and the 2017 Munich Burlesque festivals. Danielle is currently an instructor at the Philadelphia Burlesque Academy, established in 2012.
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 & studied physical theatre at Headlong Performance Institute in 2011. Blazoned with Sass, Stephi AKA Goldi Fox has been the True Pistol of Philadelphia’s award winning Neo-Burlesque Troupe, The Peek-A-Boo Revue since 2012. She's performed with the troupe headlining the The Philadelphia Burlesque Festival twice & has dazzled several festivals including: Burlesque N' Beyond, NYC Nerdlesque festival, Vancouver International Burlesque Festival, New York Burlesque Festival, London Burlesque Festival, Toronto Burlesque Festival, Oklahoma City Burlesque Festival & Colorado Burlesque Festival. Goldi has performed in the Burlesque Hall of Fame in Las Vegas three times; where in 2012, The Peek-A-Boo Revue was awarded Best Troupe for the second time. She toured Germany in Spring 2017 where the troupe performed in Berlin & headlined the Munich Burlesque Festival. She took home The 3rd Place World International Crown in The World Burlesque Games in 2018. Goldi has been performing for Gunnar Montana Productions since 2013 & this is her 10 show with the company!
Kelly grew up in Media, PA and began her dance training at the Rock School West in West Chester, PA. She then attended Point Park University to further her education and graduated with a BA in dance in 2013. During her time at Point Park, Kelly had the opportunity to perform original works by Sidra Bell, Christopher Huggins, Garfield Lemonius, Ron Tassone, and Patrick Franz, as well as explore her own choreographic ideas. Upon graduating, Kelly joined Dissonance Dance Theatre and Deviated Theatre as a company member in Washington, DC. In 2014 she joined Brian Sanders’ JUNK in Philadelphia, PA. She has since been performing locally and throughout the country with JUNK, Matter Movement Group and SHARP Dance Company. This is Kelly’s first Gunnar Montana Production and she could not be more excited!
Board and Staff
Board of Directors
- Blaine Bonham Chair
- Michael Callahan
- Matthew Ray
- Louie Alvarado