Joss A. La Porta, owner and creative director of the House Of La Porta, is a Liverpool based choreographer, teacher and dance/performance artist specialising in Contemporary, Heels and Vogue.
Joss started his professional training when living in the south of France, before moving to Liverpool to continue his training at the Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts (LIPA). Here, he trained in all classical, contemporary, commercial and theatre dance styles, as well as musical theatre and acting. Since Graduating, Joss has choreographed, taught, performed, judged and worked professionally with companies, artists and organisations; including Pepsi Co., Percaya Dance, House of Suarez, SMG Dance Collective, La Compagnie Myriam Naisy/L’Hélice, the University of Liverpool, Liverpool John Moores University, Calling U Out, Tori Cross Music and Kerry Feeney Music.
His company and vogue house, the House of La Porta, is a collective that has been running since the the beginning of 2019, and in its first year has created and performed live performances, taught workshops to all age groups, released a concept video, performed at large scale events all over the North West and directed, choreographed and performed in official music videos for Merseyside Artists.
Joss is very excited to be a part of the MDI Talent Hub programme and to expand his professional development even further with the guidance of the practitioners and industry professionals at MDI. He is also excited to meet and connect with other emerging artists in the area, and looks forward to working collaboratively and learning from others.
“Being a part of such a talented and diverse group is one of the best ways for me to grow not only as a dancer and professional, but as a human. It has been great so far during this difficult time, to know I have people I can turn to, a small community of dance family. I hope not only to learn from others, but also to inspire and help others, the same way they have been helping me.”