Who is Elliot Page’s partner Emma Portner? – The Sun

JUNO actor Elliot Page secretly married the "extraordinary" Emma Portner in 2018.

Elliot, who formerly went by Ellen, recently revealed that he is transgender on Instagram and that his pronouns are he/they. So who is the lady in his life, and what's she known for?

Who is Emma Portner?

Dancer Emma hails from Ottawa, Ontario – while her husband Elliot is also Canadian, from Halifax, Nova Scotia.

As a choreographer, Emma has worked with the man who's arguably her country's most famous expat – Justin Bieber.

She choreographed and starred in his Life Worth Living video, as well as his Purpose world tour.

According to Dance Spirit, she is one of 13 young choreographers who are "changing the dance world".

She was even named 2012's Young Choreographer Of The Year, in the American Dance Awards.

Emma has been dancing since she was three-years-old and trained with the prestigious National Ballet School Of Canada.

At the age of 16, she went to study at New York's Ailey School – and now runs her own dance company, Emma Portner and Artists, in the city.

She also teaches at the Broadway Dance Centre, as in the famous stage musicals, as well as in Europe.

Emma and her dance pal Matt Luck went viral in 2012, with their film Dancing In The Dark racking up 750,000 views.

It was this vid which scored Emma the Bieber gig, after his choreographer Parris Goebel saw it and asked to work with her.

She's also the youngest woman ever to choreograph a musical – lending her skills to West End show Bat Out Of Hell in 2017.

How long have Emma Portner and Elliot Page been dating?

Emma met her husband Elliot on Instagram, where the dancer has 95,900 followers, in March 2017.

She had posted a video to a song by Sylvan Esso and, when the band shared the video, it immediately caught the Inception actor's eye.

Elliot messaged Emma and the rest is history, with the couple becoming 'Instagram official' back in May.

Speaking to The Cut about her newfound fame, back in the summer, Emma said: "If anything, I’m happy for it. We try to hold hands in public. I try to join him at movie premieres.

"If we were a straight couple, I don’t think we’d push it so much. But it’s a chance for queerness to be out in the open."

The couple announced their marriage on January 3, 2018 – in a touching Instagram picture, which they both posted.

Proud Elliot wrote: "Can’t believe I get to call this extraordinary woman my wife."

While Emma added: "I get to call this incredible woman MY WIFE! @ellenpage I LOVE YOU!"


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