Born and bred in Liverpool, Portia-Valis Volkova ( commonly known as Valis) trained as an opera singer at The Royal Northern College of Music from the age of 12. After her studies at the RNCM, she trained in musical theatre at Bill Kenwright's Elliott-Clarke Theatre School, where she developed her acting and dance skills.Throughout her career, Portia has regularly been working in theatre, TV & film. She has performed on stages all over the world, including: Edinburgh Fringe Festival, Adelaide Cabaret Festival and The Hippodrome in London's West End. In addition to her performance career, Portia has been closely working with various fashion, lingerie & beauty brands, as a model and influencer. In 2019 she became the first brand ambassador for London based jewellery brand: Tsai x Tsai and has a keen interest on promoting sustainable, affordable luxury.