Portia Wells (they/them)
Portia Wells is a trans non-binary multidisciplinary artist based in New York City. They will be graduating from Hunter College in the Spring of 2021 with a BA in Dance and a minor in Women & Gender Studies.Dance has been the central axis of their life, mobilizing their personal voice to communicate, explore, and research group dynamics, shared ephemeral experiences, and socio-political spheres. Their work centers on identity,intimacy, and performativity as informed by their lived queer and trans experience, collaborative creative processes, and feminist, queer, and trans theory. Their choreographic work has been shown at The Peggy Theater at Hunter College, Manhattan Movement and Arts Center, Movement Research, and EstroGenius.They have been fortunate to receive support from Macaulay Honors College andthe Mellon Public Humanities Grant at Hunter College. After graduation they intend to continue training, making dance, performing (hopefully in a theater again one day), painting, writing (hopefully with fewer tears), and advocating for social change.