Ruby Portus

Ruby Portus

A proud Bristolian, Ruby grew up acting with Bristol Old Vic Young Company and dancing with National Youth Dance Company under the artistic direction of Akram Khan. After graduating with a First Class BA Hons from London Contemporary Dance School, she went on to gain her MA (Distinction) as a dancer with VERVE: Northern School of Contemporary Dance’s postgraduate company. Here, she performed internationally and undertook practice-based research asking how gender affects our use of space.

Ruby is now working as a freelance dancer and choreographer. Her dance theatre work strives to tackle important sociopolitical issues in a playful way, and has been seen at Sadler's Wells, Tate Modern and The Place.