JOHN LUNA (Dancer), a Texas native, is a Philly based freelance dancer/choreographer/video designer. He graduated with honors from the University of the Arts in 2006 and has since worked with many choreographers both local and non-local. Besides dance, John also enjoys experimenting with video design/installation, reading sci-fi/fantasy novels and playing video games. John would like to take the rest of this space to thank his family for always supporting his endeavors.
BILLY ROBINSON (Dancer) holds a BFA in modern dance performance from The University of the Arts. Upon graduating William was awarded the prestigious President’s Award, along with the 2008 Outstanding Achievement in Modern Dance award. Outside of working with Brian Sanders, William is a member of “Cardell Dance Theatre” and "Idiosyncrazy Productions".
JERRICA BLANKENSHIP (Dancer) is originally from Morgantown, West Virginia. She now resides in Philadelphia, Pa where she is a senior at the University of the Arts. Growing up, Jerrica was a National Training Scholar with the American Ballet Theater, where she was trained and mentored. She has apprenticed with River North Chicago Dance Company and interned with Philadelphia's Ballet X. She also spent a couple summers on full scholarship with the Joffrey Ballet for both jazz and ballet training. Since entering college, Jerrica has studied with and performed works by Desmond Richardson, Stacey Tookey, Brian Sanders, Michele Assaf, Christine Cox, Brian Sandars, and more. She was awarded the Elizabeth A. Pulaski Memorial Scholarship, chosen by her professors this past spring. Most recently, Jerrica traveled to Italy to continue and extend her dance training with many acclaimed teachers and choreographers.
THEODORE FATCHER (Dancer) Teddy was born and raised in Massapequa, Long Island, NY. He started his dance career as a Junior at Long Island High School for the Arts. After graduating with honors, he continued his studies in Philadelphia at The University of the Arts. While at school he started working as a freshman in Brian Sanders' JUNK. Since then Teddy has been featured in works such as Dancing Dead for the Philadelphia Fringe festival and the first annual SNOWBALL. Teddy has great aspirations to continue creating new work with JUNK.
TOMMY SCHIMMEL (Dancer) (River Forest, IL) began his dance training at the Academy of Movement and Music, under the direction of Stephanie Clemens, at the age of 10. He is currently a sophomore dance major at The University of the Arts in Philadelphia, PA. Tommy has danced with the MOMENTA dance company for the past 9 years, and has attended summer dance programs at Point Park University, The Joffrey Ballet, and toured Austria with the Tanzsommer Festival. He has performed historic modern works by Martha Graham, Doris Humphrey, Isadora Duncan, and William Forsythe, as well as roles in classical ballets such as Coppelia, Polovtsian Dances, Sleeping Beauty, and La Ventana. Contemporary choreographers Tommy has worked with include Ron DeJesus, Randy Duncan, Sarah Cullen Fuller, Autumn Eckmann, and Anita Fillmore. Tommy is thrilled to be dancing with JUNK.
CHELSEA B. PRUNTY (Dancer) from Prince George's County, MD is currently a senior modern major at the university of the arts. Her earliest training began at age 3, which later led to auditioning and becoming accepted for various professional dance programs starting with Duke Ellington School of the Arts (Washington, DC). Chelsea continued to strengthen her craft at Alvin Ailey School (NY) and also Philadanco (PA). She worked with various choreographers such as Christopher Huggins, Curt Haworth, Iquail Shaheed and Kim Bears-Bailey, while creating & performing solo's and group work. She plans to perform and share her craft around the world while studying and later become a University teacher.
MILES YEUNG (Dancer) was born and raised in Oklahoma City, OK where he danced under the direction of Emily Shock. He moved to Philadelphia to continue his dance studies at University of the Arts with a full scholarship. Miles has worked with Ismael Ivo in the Arsenale Della Danza in Venice, Italy as a part of La Biennale di Venezia. He has also worked with Stacey Tookey in her Los Angeles based company "Still Motion" as a founding member. Miles is currently continuing his completion of his Bachelors of Fine Arts in Modern Performance and hopes to continue performing and traveling around the world.
LAURA JENKINS (Dancer) grew up in Poughkeepsie, NY where she began studying Russian Ballet at age eleven. Becoming a very serious student, she decided to continue her education in dance at University of The Arts in Philadelphia. During her college career at UArts she began working with Brian Sanders in various ensemble pieces and MOMIX's "Sputnik" along with other well-known local choreographers. Graduating in 2007 with a BFA in Modern Dance Performance, she went on to start her own dance company PINK HAIR AFFAIR where she has choreographed and performed in Philadelphia Fringe Festival's 2007-2011, various music videos, showcases, and events such as RedBull Art of Can. Laura also had the opportunity to perform in Mexico, Dominican Republic and Aruba with the Philadelphia Eagles Cheerleaders. In 2009 she was chosen to perform on a Goodwill Tour to Kuwait & Iraq, and finished her fourth season with the Philadelphia Eagles as Captain. Jenkins continues to perform and choreograph with her company as well as freelance for other Philadelphia artists, all while running her own Massage Therapy practice, and is excited to be apart of and performing with Brian Sanders' JUNK!