Claire Porter

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 and Korea and in the New York City area at 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. Next stop: UnitedSoloEurope with a performance in Warsaw Poland. Intrigued by syntax Claire created Sen-tence performed at Joe’s Pub at The Public Theater produced by DanceNow that included Falling for Prepositions, Witnessing Adverbs and Pronoun Emergency. At Montclair State University she created Sentenced to Sentences, at NYU, Having Conjunctions and at Purchase College, Out of The Question.

Porter is the recipient of a Rockefeller Foundation Residency in Italy 2016 at The Bellagio Center, a Guggenheim Fellowship 2013, several National Endowment for the Arts Choreography Fellowships, New Jersey State Council for the Arts Choreography Fellowships, Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation Awards, NewMusicUSA Awards and Commissions from 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,, and is a Laban Movement Analyst, Claire is represented by Jodi Kaplan and Associates, Contact her at


Small Stories, at The American Dance Festival and FAB Festival in Maine.

Namely, Muscles, at United Solo Festival in NYC, Warsaw Poland and upcoming United Solo Festival in NYC.

Electric Shorts (for high schoolers) at Nunnbetter Dance Theater.

Lady Lamp at Westfest Dance Festival NYC

Project Description and Goals

To develop an hour-long piece by Summer 2013 that works as a whole. To have the parts work on their own in dance and performance venues. And to have it also work for Language Institute Conferences and the like.