Emma Portner - Biography
Last Modified: Nov 14, 2022
|Net Worth:||$2 million|
|Born on :||November 26, 1994 (age 29)|
|Birth Name /
|Birth Place:||Ottawa, Ontario, Canada|
|Father's Name:||Dan Portner|
|Mother's Name:||Heather Portner|
Dylan Portner (older brother)
|High School:||Canterbury High School|
|University:||University of Toronto|
|Height:||1.60 meter (5 feet 3 inch)|
|Weight:||52 kg (114.64 lb)|
|Hair Color:||Dark Brown|
|Shoe Size:||6 US|
|Dress Size:||4 US|
|Breast Size:||31 inch|
|Waist Size:||23 inch|
|Hip Size:||33 inch|
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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.
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
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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