Emma Portner - Biography

Last Modified: Nov 14, 2022

Emma Portner
Profession: Dancer
Salary: Under Review
Net Worth: $2 million

Personal Details

Born on : November 26, 1994 (age 29)
Birth Name /
Full Name:
Emma Portner
Birth Place: Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
Horoscope: Sagittarius
Father's Name: Dan Portner
Mother's Name: Heather Portner
Siblings: 2

Dylan Portner (older brother)
Quinn Portner (younger brother)

High School: Canterbury High School
University: University of Toronto
Ethnicity: Caucasian
Nationality: American


Sexual Orientation: Lesbian
Marital Status: Married

Elliot Page  
(formerly Ellen Page

Body Measurements

Height: 1.60 meter (5 feet 3 inch)
Weight: 52 kg (114.64 lb)
Hair Color: Dark Brown
Eye Color: Hazel
Shoe Size: 6 US
Dress Size: 4 US
Breast Size: 31 inch
Waist Size: 23 inch
Hip Size: 33 inch
Bra Size: 30
Cup Size: A

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Who is Emma Portner?

Emma Portner is a professional dancer, choreographer, and Canadian national. She is well known as the wife of Elliot Page (formerly Ellen page).

Emma Portner (Image: Dance Spirit)

Emma Portner – Age, Parents, Siblings

Emma Portner was born on November 26, 1994, in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. Her mother is Heather Portner and her father is Han Portner. She is not the only child of her parents and has two siblings- older brother Dylan Portner and younger brother Quinn Portner.

Education, Ethnicity

Having loved dancing, she attended Canterbury High School. She had joined the school’s specialized arts program in their dance stream, graduating with honors. She also learned dance at The National Ballet of Canada during the summer. At the age of 17, she moved to New York City to train at The Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater. Portner also attended the University of Toronto.

Her ethnicity is Caucasian.

Emma Portner – Sexuality, Girlfriend, Relationship

Emma Portner identifies as a lesbian by sexuality. She married her longtime girlfriend Ellen Page on January 3, 2018. Page is an actor, who rose to fame with the 2007 film Juno. The couple had met after Page noticed her on Instagram.

In December 2020 Page came out as transgender via social media accounts, specifying pronouns as he/him and they/them. He will be now called Elliot Page, making him her husband. However, the pair divorced in 2018 after nearly a year of separation.

Emma Portner with Ellen Page (now Elliot Page) (Image: ABC News)

Emma Portner – Career

Early Carrier

Portner began dancing when she was just three years old and danced competitively during her school days. In 2015 she was recognized after she choreographed and starred in the music video for Justin Bieber’s song Life is Worth Living. She also went on to choreograph dancers for Bieber's Purpose World Tour in 2016.


Emma Portner has been credited with the choreography for Jim Steinman's Bat Out of Hell The Musical, which premiered in 2017. In 2019 the young dancer was nominated for Arena Dance Competition's "Best Female Dancer" category and was also listed in PAPER Predictions; 100 people to watch in 2019 by Paper Magazine.

Moreover, she has performed at prestigious venues including The Guggenheim Museum, Jacob's Pillow, the Oslo Opera House, and New York City Center. In addition, Portner is one of very few dancers to have graced the covers of Dance Spirit and Dance Magazine. Her work has also been displayed by major brands including Apple, Netflix, Vogue, and Sony Pictures, and in professional Ballet. 

Currently, she manages and directs her New York-based contemporary dance company and is on faculty at Broadway Dance Center, Peridance, and Intrigue Dance Convention. Emma Portner also reaches dance across North America and Europe.

Emma Portner (Image: Them)


Emma Portner has also worked with musicians Blood Orange, Maggie Rogers, and BANKS. 

Emma Portner – Awards, Nominations

Portner was named Young Choreographer of the Year by American Dance Awards in 2012. Other awards include top placement at the CAPEZIO A.C.E Awards in 2014.

Emma Portner – Net Worth, Salary

The net worth of Emma Portner is estimated at around $2 million while the figure on her annual salary is under review.

Emma Portner – Instagram, Twitter, Facebook

Portner is active on social media sites including Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook. She also has a YouTube channel with over 19.1K subscribers.

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