Pearlann Porter is an improvisational performing artist, visual-conductor, physical-poet and experimental filmmaker, Pearlann is a passionate instigator of new ideas in dance and an investigator of physical expression. Her medium is the improvisational postmodern-jazz movement method THE ELLIPSIS CONDITION. Her canvases are Pittsburgh and Paris. Pearlann is the Founding Artistic Director of The Pillow Project, and the Founding Director of The Space Upstairs, where she is a full-time Resident Artist and the regular host/creator of the long-running SECOND SATURDAYS jazz-happenings. She holds a BFA in Dance from Point Park University where she has been on dance faculty for 20+ years. Pearlann was named one of Dance Magazine's 25 To Watch 2010, Pittsburgh Post Gazette's Best in Dance for five years, Pittsburgh Magazine's Best of the 'Burgh (2013, 2018), and has been six-times nominated for the Carol R. Brown Creative Achievement Award.