Taylor Portillo is a 16-year-old sophomore. She loves school, especially the friend part, and highly enjoys going to study dance in the evenings. Taylor has been dancing for nine years, six of which have been spent at Colorado Conservatory of Dance. Before dancing at CCD, Taylor attended Westminster Dance Company where she competed up to three times a year. CCD has opened up so many opportunities for her, and she absolutely loves their wide variety of classes and performances. Taylor is a part of CCD’s Studio Company, and is loving it! She has performed in the Studio Company’s anti-bullying ballet, My Secret Bully, in which she performed the role of Katie, and has also performed in Crayon Box, performing the role of Red Crayon. In addition, Taylor has performed in CCD’s production of The Nutcracker for three years and has danced the roles of Dragonfly, Mouse, Snow, Flower, Columbine Doll, Mirliton, and Clara. Taylor has been privileged to work with choreographers including Maree ReMalia, Dominic Walsh, David Barbour, and Julia Wilkinson Manley. She has attended CCD’s Advanced Summer Intensive for five years. In her freetime, you can find Taylor playing the violin (she has been playing for five years), hanging out with her friends, drinking lots of coffee, and spending time with her family and dogs. Taylor is looking forward to a lifetime of dancing and is amazingly grateful for the opportunities she’s had.