Dancer & Choreographer
Based in LA
Emma Portner breaks boundaries. Now the youngest woman in documented history to choreograph a Musical in the West-End. Originally from Ottawa, Ontario, she shares her unique abilities internationally, in live settings, and across social media platforms. Her performance and choreography appear in Justin Bieber's Life Is Worth Living video as well as on his Purpose World Tour. The New York Times calls her "Beguiling" and has selected her for their "30 under 30" documentary series. Dance Spirit Magazine writes that she has an "Unstoppable Career,” is "Changing the Dance World,” and that her "Imagination knows no bounds.” Capezio writes that she is "Challenging the Standard of Mediocrity" and has been given the title of “Capezio Athlete.” She has worked in film with actress Ellen Page and indie sensation, Dev Hynes “Blood Orange”. Most recently, her work with Bat out Of Hell the musical has "changed the way musicals are staged forever". You can find her on the Cover of Dance Spirit Magazine and most recently in Elle Brazil. Upcoming projects include a Fall for Dance North commission, a full length commission for Hubbard Street Dance Chicago, and an Artist in Residence position with Benjamin Millepied’s LA Dance Project. In addition, Emma is working on a short film with Benjamin Millepied, writing a screenplay and is choreographing in her studio in LA daily.