Photo by Kristine Cofsky Photography 

Photo by Kristine Cofsky Photography 

Who is Portia Favro? 

Portia Favro is a former journalist turned professional dancer, producer, choreographer and pin-up personality. 

Portia's work has been published and broadcast on CTV's Canada AM, CTV Olympics,  ABC's Good Morning America, Global News, The Take Media, McClung's Magazine, The Take Media, The Kelowna Daily Courier, The Hockey News, and many other publications.

She is an award-winning dancer, choreographer, and teacher with extensive experience performing and working across Canada, the West Coast and Europe. She has worked with international choreographers and artists such as Galen Hooks and Yanis Marshall, and continues to travel to teach and choreograph heels, cabaret and retro go-go technique for beginners to professionals.

Portia is the Lead Instructor for Luminesque Dance, teacher at the Vancouver Burlesque Centre and First Dance Vancouver, and Produces Go-Go Bungalow at the Shameful Tiki Room,  Vancouver’s only weekly retro go-go show. 

She’s performed in the Vancouver International Burlesque Festival, Calgary International Burlesque Festival, The Canadian Olympic Committee, Lost Girls Burlesque, NSFW (Hip Hot Meets Striptease), The Lovers Cabaret, The Lost Girls, Wet Coast Burlesque,  and many more.

As a Producer, Portia is continuing to bridge the gap between several the commercial dance and burlesque communities. Her most recent project, LUST, co-produced with Cherry OnTop opened to rave reviews at the historic Rio Theatre. Encompassing burlesque, dance, pole, aerial arts and much more...the show rocked the city, and has spawned a new series of shows to come in 2019. 

In 2016, Portia produced her first full-length production “From Bond with Love” an ode to the women of the James Bond movie franchise. After a sold-out run and encore in Vancouver, she took it on the road across British Columbia.

When she’s not in Vancouver, Portia is on the road teaching and choreographing for local dance studios across Canada, and is often called upon for creative direction and input on commercial productions, photo shoots and other projects.

You never know where this pin-up is going to pop up…