Katrina Portagallo is a native of Middletown, NJ and received her training at LA Dance, The Academy of Dance Arts, and Red Bank Catholic HS where she was a member of the dance company. She has had vigorous dance training in styles such as ballet, jazz, contemporary, tap and hip hop. In her recent training she has developed skills in aerial arts, musical theater, modern, choreography and vocal music.
In May 2017 Katrina graduated Magna Cum Laude from Pace University’s esteemed Performing Arts Program earning a BFA Degree in Commercial Dance with minor in Arts and Entertainment Management. She has trained under industry professionals such as Dee Caspary, Rhonda Miller, Lauren Gaul, Jessica Hendricks and Alexandra Damiani. She recently spent time in Los Angeles learning on camera and choreographic techniques from Emmy award winning choreographer Mandy Moore of Dancing With The Stars and La La Land.
Katrina is featured as a principal dancer in The Gaslight Anthem’s music videos for Get Hurt and Rollin’ and Tumblin’ directed by VMA winning director Emil Nava. She has also appeared in the Timeflies music video Worse Things Than Love, commercials for Canon camera and Chobani, and modeled for Dance Spirit magazine.
She is represented by talent agencies CESD and Clear Talent Group and is continuing to pursue opportunities to perform professionally on stage and on camera.