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Her work has been featured in Justin Bieber’s music video “Life Is Worth Living” and on his Purpose World Tour.
Granted it’s a documentary, not a biopic, but through never-before-seen footage (shot before her death in 2012), this documentary tells the story of an extraordinary woman who overcame parental abandonment and poliomyelitis to begin her career and a 15-year battle with alcoholism to win a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Latin Grammys in 2007.
As always, these movies are my personal faves but I’d love to hear your opinion. What movies about women who love women have you seen and loved in 2017?
At the age of 16, she went to study at New York's Ailey School - and now runs her own dance company, Emma Portner and Artists, in the city.
She also teaches at the Broadway Dance Centre, as in the famous stage musicals, as well as in Europe.