Ruby Portus

Movement Director

Ruby Portus is a dancer, choreographer and movement director.

Performance credits range from dancing in operas (Opera North, Glyndebourne Festival), to outdoor dance theatre shows (DeNada Dance Theatre, Autin Dance Theatre), to dance shows in theatres (Liz Aggiss, Hannes Langolf), and to live, globally televised events (Birmingham Commonwealth Games Opening Ceremony 2022, choreographed by Corey Baker).

Ruby’s choreography playfully combines movement, character work and her continuous drive to save the world. She has created commissioned works for Sadler’s Wells, Good Chance Theatre’s “The Walk,” The Place and Northern School of Contemporary Dance as well as her own Arts Council England funded projects. Ruby was one of four inaugural Young Associates at Sadler’s Wells 2018-2019. 

As a movement director, Ruby has worked with the lead actors in Warner Bros 2022 film ‘Emily’; for Glyndebourne Opera (‘The Wreckers’ directed by Melly Still, 2022); Truename Theatre Company (‘HUMANE’ directed by Imy Wyatt Corner, The Pleasance, 2021) and The Wardrobe Ensemble (Swan Lake R&D, 2019).

She also volunteers as a clown, performer, and workshop leader with The Flying Seagull Project: an arts charity bringing play and laughter to children in desperate situations across the world.

Ruby is a graduate of London Contemporary Dance School and VERVE: the postgraduate company at Northern School of Contemporary Dance.