|Born||c. 1994/1995 (age 25–26)|
Portner was born in Ottawa, Ontario and began dancing when she was three years old. She started dancing at a competitive studio in Ottawa before spending her summers with The National Ballet of Canada. While in Ottawa, she also attended Canterbury High School's specialized arts program in their dance stream. When she was 17, she moved from Ottawa, Ontario to New York City to train at The Ailey School.
Portner created the choreography for Jim Steinman's Bat Out of Hell The Musical. In 2015, she choreographed and starred in Justin Bieber's music video for his song "Life is Worth Living". She also created the choreography for Bieber's Purpose World Tour.
In 2019, she was nominated for Arena Dance Competition's "Best Female Dancer" of the year. Paper Magazine also listed Portner in "PAPER Predictions; 100 people to watch in 2019". She is one of very few dancers to have been on the covers of the magazines Dance Spirit and Dance Magazine.
As of 2020[update], her work has been displayed in a variety of environments including Apple, Netflix, Vogue, Sony Pictures, and in professional Ballet. She has movement directed Indie music stars such as Blood Orange, Maggie Rogers, and BANKS and performed prestigious venues like The Guggenheim Museum, Jacob's Pillow, the Oslo Opera House and New York City Center.
the 22-year-old [as of October 2017]
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