"Sending love. Speaking to The Cut about her newfound fame, back in the summer, Emma said: "If anything, I’m happy for it. They get more for their money. Portner, a former dance teacher, posted two similar series of snapshots on her Instagram account in April, writing on one, "I'm just so grateful to love you. The seriousness and rigor of the Renaissance-born movement Portner was first trained, at Leering Danceworks and the National Ballet School of Canada during the summers, still form the basis of her art. Ellen Page marked Pride Month in a series of topless Instagram photos with her wife, Emma Portner. Leotards and tights are the long-surviving ballet dress code because they create lines, articulate movement, shape finer brushstrokes of a work. Or a closeted and questioning friend down the street. Torch-bearers for contemporary dance as an agent of social awareness have historically been limited by the obscurity of the genre. I’m standing here today, with all of you, on the other side of all that pain.”. “No one said anything," says Portner, audibly grateful. “And the musical theatre world is a microcosm for the macro world in terms of it being filtered all through the male and white experience.”. You may recognise her from Justin Bieber's Life Worth Living video. They married last year after a year of dating. Now, as a queer woman, she communicates expansion, persistence and yearning for connection in her widely viewed Instagram videos. She started dancing when she was just three years old. Source: Instagram. Emma and her dance pal Matt Luck went viral in 2012, with their film Dancing In The Dark racking up 750,000 views. Portner doesn’t have an agent. ", CHRIS PRATT SLAMS ELLEN PAGE'S CLAIM THAT HIS CHURCH IS HOMOPHOBIC, Page previously gushed to The Balance of her marriage, “I feel different in the sense that I just love it so much. The two women took the moment to Portner's studio space, where the dancer improvised steps as careful as the song's assessment of fame as an iPhone camera recorded the whole thing. It's not the first time the "Juno" star has appeared topless on social media with Portner, 24. "The Sun", "Sun", "Sun Online" are registered trademarks or trade names of News Group Newspapers Limited. She can't control the experience of everyone watching at home, and that's okay with her. Page, 34, captioned the snap. She choreographed and starred in his Life Worth Living video, as well as his Purpose world tour. The difference I felt physically after coming out was just like… you’d have to feel it to believe it.”. or redistributed. For Portner, even rest is an opportunity to practice honesty. “It’s your job as the choreographer to do the job. Or that misunderstanding parent upstairs. ... Emma met wife Ellen on Instagram, where the dancer has 95,900 followers, in March 2017. Emma has been dancing since she was three years old, and trained with the prestigious National Ballet School Of Canada. "If we were a straight couple, I don’t think we’d push it so much. 679215 Registered office: 1 London Bridge Street, London, SE1 9GF. So if there’s a boys' group, they get so much more seen than the women. “I’m here today because I am gay and because maybe I can make a difference to help others have an easier and more hopeful time,” she said in the speech, which has been viewed more than 5 million times on YouTube. She also teaches at the Broadway Dance Centre, as in the famous stage musicals, as well as in Europe. ©2020 FOX News Network, LLC. Most inspiring force." Woman's going out snap leaves her VERY red-faced - so can you tell what's wrong? She was even named 2012's Young Choreographer Of The Year, in the American Dance Awards. 1,541 Posts - See Instagram photos and videos from ‘emmaportner’ hashtag ", ELLEN PAGE SAYS SHE WAS WARNED ABOUT HER SEXUALITY, WAS TOLD NOT TO LET ANYONE KNOW SHE WAS GAY, ELLEN PAGE SLAMS CHRIS PRATT OVER HIS ALLEGEDLY ANTI-LGBTQ CHURCH TIES. She's also the youngest women ever to choreograph a musical - lending her skills to West End show Bat Out Of Hell in 2017. Ellen Page marked Pride Month in a series of topless Instagram photos with her wife, Emma Portner. 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At age 22, after a lonely year in a dark auditorium, Emma Portner officially became the youngest woman ever to choreograph a musical —Bat Out Of Hell — on London's West End. Primus had only the stage, of course, and not the internet, on which to share her narratives. All market data delayed 20 minutes. @ellenpage I LOVE YOU!". July 18, 2017. View our online Press Pack. DOES ELLEN PAGE OWE MIKE PENCE AN APOLOGY? Set to the song "Spook" by Adult Jazz, the piece was a collaboration with her sometime student Ajani Johnson-Goffe, and filmed by Karim Andreotti. On the last day of production for Bat Out Of Hell, Portner directed a performance at East London's ornate lavender-splashed Troxy Theater. At the age of seventeen, she moved to New York City to train … By Lyndsay Knecht. “I still feel like I’m just becoming able to be who I am and feel comfortable in my body. Later, Portner learned of the "Lavender Scare," a strain of McCarthyism that encouraged firing and intimidation of gay leaders in United States government posts. ", While Emma added: "I get to call this incredible woman MY WIFE! This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed. For other inquiries, Contact Us. Our journalists strive for accuracy but on occasion we make mistakes. Page came out in 2014 with a rousing speech that earned her a standing ovation at a Human Rights Campaign conference in Las Vegas. Or the 'you' on the other side of this screen now.". There's no divide between Portner's work and her self. Portner has both, and understands the great responsibility her white cis privilege and the reach that comes with it commands. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, "There’s this weird norm happening [at convention classes] where they’ll call out, 'OK — only the boys come out.' She told The Balance that since coming out, she's felt an enormous sense of relief. To inquire about a licence to reproduce material, visit our Syndication site. 113.8k Likes, 1,666 Comments - Emma Portner (@emmaportner) on Instagram: “I love my wife” 'MediaBuzz' host Howard Kurtz says actress Ellen Page blamed Vice President Mike Pence for the Jussie Smollett attack that never happened. According to Dance Spirit, she is one of 13 young choreographers who are "changing the dance world". Emma Portner and Juno actress Ellen Page are now married Credit: Getty Images - Getty. They just get more," she says.