CLAIRE PORTER

Choreographer/performer/writer, known for her comedic text & movement work and her skilled teaching, has performed her work, Claire Porter / PORTABLES, in Scotland, India, Germany, Holland, England, Latvia, Poland and Korea and in the New York City area at Theater Row, DTW, Danspace St. Mark’s Church, PS 122, Joe’s Pub, The Kitchen, The Joyce Theater, Joyce SOHO, 92nd St. Y, Town Hall, The Bottom Line, The NY Horticulture Society, NJPAC and Liberty Science Center. PORTABLES has also showcased at the American Dance Festival, Baryshnikov Arts Center, The Lucille Ball Festival of Comedy, Bates Dance Festival, Jacob’s Pillow, Florida Dance Festival, The Kennedy Center, Woolly Mammoth Theater DC, Tampa Bay Off Center Theater, Duncan Theater Palm Beach FL, Center Stage Raleigh NC, The Southern Theater Minneapolis MN and at The Yard on Martha’s Vineyard. Porter appears at fundraisers and special events and created and performed Namely, Muscles, recipient of the NYC Fringe Festival 2010’s Overall Excellence Award and UnitedSolo Festival 2015’s Best Poetry Show, at festivals, conferences, theaters, medical schools and universities. Claire teaches Laban Movement Analysis for New York University Steinhardt School. 

Next up: Performances of the American Dance Festival duet commission, The Lectern, in Durham NC in June with touring during 2017 and 2018 including performances at NYLA in New York City, October 2017. The opera, Beyond, by composer Mary Ellen Childs and libretto by Porter, will be performed by Frost Opera in Miami, April 2017. Claire’s solo, Interview, performed by William Evans and her solo, Report from the Search Committee, performed by Cynthia Williams, can be seen in several Universities and Festivals this Spring and Summer.

Porter is the recipient of a Rockefeller Foundation Residency in Italy at The Bellagio Center, a Guggenheim Fellowship, several National Endowment for the Arts Choreography Fellowships, New Jersey State Council for the Arts Choreography Fellowships, Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation Awards and NewMusicUSA Awards. She has received commissions from The American Dance Festival, Dance Theater Workshop’s First Light Project, The 92nd St Y Harkness Dance Festival, Art Matters, Meet The Composer, VOGUE Magazine, University Dance Companies, and Domino’s Pizza Company. Porter has an MA in Dance from Ohio State, a BA in Mathematics from The College of New Rochelle, is on the Advisory Board of DanceNJ, www.dancenj.org, and is a Laban Movement Analyst, www.limsonline.org.