Simon Portigal - Company Dancer
Simon Portigal [(1987, Calgary, Alberta) trained at LADMMI and P.A.R.T.S.] has been working in Canada since 2011. Since that time he has worked and performed, nationally and internationally, with Chad Dembski, Public Recordings/Ame Henderson, Phin Performing Arts/ Lisa Phinney Langley, Andrew Tay, Sasha Kleinplatz, Adam Kinner, Zoja Smutny, Ellen Furey, Dancemakers, Marten Spangberg (SE), and Nestor Garcia Diaz (BE/ES).
In 2012, he was commissioned to make a work for the Reykjavik Dance Festival alongside Vedis Kjartansdottir, Inga Huld Hakonardottir, and Louis Combeaud. In 2014, he was commissioned to collaborate on a work with visual artist Brendan Fernandes, composer and arranger Minna Rhee Choi, and pop musician Tom Krell (How to Dress Well) which premiered at the Berliner Festspiele’s Foreign Affairs Program 2014 in Berlin. Alongside his work at Dancemakers, he is currently working independently on projects with Adelheid/Heidi Strauss, Amelia Ehrhardt and Emotion Garage.