There are two ways to get what you want:
Export each edited clip separately from Premiere for use in AE.
Use Dynamic Link to open the Premiere project in AE.
I am already opening the premiere project in AE using dynamic link to avoid having to export the clips, but cant figure out why AE is not detecting clips and instead using the entier footage
Have you read the instructions for importing a premiere project into AE? It helps, y'know....
Since you're trying to reuse your source footages in a new composition instead of using the composition, which refers to the edited sequence in PrPro, it's normal behaviour.
If you look at library in the AE pic. SOME of the clips have transfered into AE but not all.
If you look at the opened folder within that AE project closely, I'm sure, you find 'lost' Cheer7_Chat source footage right beneath your newly created Cheer12 composition.
If you read my previous comment, find in your AE project the composition called Sequence 01 and open it up, you resolve your original 'issue'.
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Here's what you're missing in your workflow. Premiere Pro doesn't edit the original clips until you either put them in a sequence or create a sub clip. When you import a Premiere Pro project you should get the option to select a sequence or all sequences.
Select the sequence you want to work on and all of the footage in your Premiere Pro project will be imported as well as the Sequence. Open the sequence composition and you'll get the edited clips. Drag the footage into a comp and you'll get the entire unedited shot. It's exactly the same thing that would happen in Premiere Pro if you were to drag an entire new shot into a sequence. Your composition will look more like this:
Hope this helps.