"A lobster is a mushy animal that lives inside of a rigid shell. As it grows, the shell becomes confining and the lobster feels a lot of pressure. It goes under a rock, cast off its shell and grows a new one. Eventually, that shell becomes too small and the lobster starts over. The stimulus for the lobster to grow is that it feels uncomfortable."

Be the lobster

Meet Emma Portner

Emma Portner is one of those very special unicorns. She's 22, lives in New York, has won a bunch of awards, performs and teaches all over the world, runs her own company, and has Bieber asking her to make videos. It's kind of hard to believe she reached out to us about coming here to set a piece for the company. We're speechless and giddy all at the same time. We can't wait to share the new work with you but until then...

She's teaching two workshops!

SATURDAY APRIL 9th & MONDAY APRIL 11TH
6:00PM-8:00PM both days @ our studio (1847 E. Burnside #102 Portland, OR)

$35 for 1 workshop or $60 for both
Space is extremely limited and will sell out. Register now!

$10 off for EBT card holders - email us a photo for coupon code.
Cash or credit card only. Class packs not applicable.
All workshop attendees will get first look at the work she sets on 11: Dance Co! 

The Company (2016)

Meet "The Tinas"