Original My Little Pony Illustrator - Allison Boisselle
Allison joined Hasbro in 1988 and was an illustrator designer at the toy company until 1997. Allison was responsible for many of the original My Little Pony package illustrations including Sweetheart Sisters, Perfume Puffs, Glow & Shows, Color Swirls and Sippin' Soda Ponies, among many others.
As part of the creative services department, she also illustrated for dozens of other classic toy lines including Cabbage Patch Kids, Baby Alive, Star Wars, Transformers, Jurassic Park & Tonka. Allison is a native New Englander, and currently resides in Lincoln, RI, where she freelances as an illustrator, fine artist and home decor/gift designer.
Original My Little Pony 'n Friends Voice Actor - Sarah Partridge
Sarah has been a voiceover artist for over 30 years. While mostly known for her role as Wind Whistler in My Little Pony ‘n Friends (the series and the movie), she has voiced other cartoon characters. She played Jedda in the 1987 series, “Defenders Of The Earth” and a variety of roles in “The Legend of Prince Valiant” and “Darkwing Duck”. She also appeared in several on camera TV series and feature films.
Over the last 20 years, Sarah’s main career has been as a jazz vocalist. She tours with her trio and has released six albums internationally. She still does commercial and narration voice overs regularly as she is able to record from her home.
Stefanie has been a professional toy and doll designer for 40 over years. She worked as an in-house designer at Mattel (twice), Hasbro, Playskool, Tonka, Fisher-Price, Spin Master, Toys R Us, and Madame Alexander Doll. She also had her own doll and toy design business for 18 cumulative years, freelancing for such clients as Mattel, Hasbro, MGA, Playmates, Manhattan Toy, Spin Master, DSI, Moose Toys, Jazwares, and many others.
Stefanie got her start as an illustrator, specializing in children's illustration. Finding the toy industry was the perfect career choice for her- combining her love of children's art and love of kids and toys.
Stefanie has loved the variety of toys and dolls she has worked on: everything from fashion dolls, character dolls, baby dolls, accessories, playsets, stuffed animals, mechanical toys, even a few boy's toys. She considers herself a "toy person", loving every aspect of designing for children.
Some of the toy and doll lines she has designed and contributed to are: Rainbow Brite, Popples, Jem, Maxie, Love-A-Bye Baby, Dolly Surprise, Moondreamers, My Beautiful Doll, Sweetie Pops, WWF Wrestling Buddies, Marvel Power Pals, Cupcakes, Polly Pocket, Cabbage Patch Kids, Winnie the Pooh, Disney Preschool, Disney Princesses, Barbie, My Dream Baby, Sky Dancers, Hollie Hobbie, My Little Pony, Trollkins, Puzzle Place, Strawberry Shortcake, Journey Girls, You & Me dolls, Imaginarium, Liv, Victorious, and many many more.
Therapist - Peter Andrew Danzig, LSW, MSS, MA, CPT
Peter Andrew Danzig is a Psychotherapist, Diversity and Inclusion Consultant, Somatic Trainer and Artist/Creativity Researcher in the Greater Philadelphia region. Peter's research and practice interests are invested in community mental health, theories on adult play and the ways it frames our social interactions, and trauma informed work with artists and creatives. Peter's clinical approach is rooted in holistic, relational and humanistic theory. They believe in a strengths-based perspective, recognizing the resiliency in their clients. Peter hopes to always create a supportive and safe space to help clients navigate trauma, conflict, and difficult life transitions with clear and focused goals. Peter firmly believes in the therapeutic relationship between therapist and client and strives to support their clients in a myriad of ways. Their focus is to help LGBTQ+ people find strength amongst a marginalized environment, empowering them to appreciate their strongest instrument, their selves. Peter's research focuses on the ways in which our minds and bodies are often separated through trauma and looks for healing approaches in which to strengthen our fragmented selves.
Peter's research and Op-Eds have been featured in Psychology Today, The Wall Street Journal, Philadelphia Gay News, The Mighty, and others. You can also find Peter serving as a motivational speaker, panelist, and conference workshop coach. Their passion is creative approaches to industrial psychology and organizational dynamics and finds it thrilling to help organizations engage with difficult dialogues around diversity, inclusion, and emotional wellbeing.
Prior to their work in mental health and organizational dynamics, Peter worked in the arts and administration at the University of the Arts, University of Pennsylvania, and Moore College of Art. Peter received his MA as their Acting Scholar from Villanova University and his undergraduate degree from Temple University. Peter received their MSS in Social Work (clinical concentration) at Bryn Mawr College and was the L. Diane Bernard Fund for LGBTQ and Human Sexuality Scholar recipient. Peter has experience providing case management and counseling in a variety of settings including hospitals, higher education, and non-profit arts agencies. In 2014, Peter founded Theatrical Trainer, a non-profit research collective dedicated to social service and wellness for artists across the country. They also teach body science, movement and theater arts at Drexel University, University of the Arts and others.