Taylor K. Porter is originally from Galesburg IL, the train hub of the world, and is a 2020 graduate of Millikin University where they received their BFA in Acting and a minor in Dance. Taylor knew they wanted to perform from the time they put on their mom's red high heels, stood up on a box and sang Somewhere Over the Rainbow. You can see Taylor in anything from contemporary realism, to Shakespeare and the Greeks, to avant-garde new works.
After finishing their second tour with Missoula Children's Theatre this past summer, Taylor was in Millikin's Mainstage production of Medea as Medea. Once the curtain closed, they dove straight into their collaborative work with Shakespeare Corrected where they choreographed a verbatim dance piece, titled They're Just Chains, featuring a Shakespeare Corrected alumi and a current Millikin student. Not long after, they began the rehearsal process for their devised physical theatre piece, For Real For Real, based on of the stories from the women in Shakespeare Corrected.
Taylor is passionate about political activism, LGBTQIA+ rights, trauma informed teaching, diversifying the arts, yoga, de-stigmatizing mental illness, fun earrings, and the correct pronunciation of Reese's Pieces (Rees-IS Piec-IS).