Irishia Hubbard is a Lancaster, South Carolina native that began her dance training at the age of three. She has worked with renowned choreographers, including Donald McKayle, Sheron Wray, Tong Wang, Idan Cohen, and Greg Chapkis. Also notably, she has appeared on tv shows such as Paula Abdul’s Live to Dance. Her choreography has been shown at The Kennedy Center for the 2018 Turnaround Arts Talent Show, as well as Wallace Anneberg Center of the Performing Arts and California dance festivals, including the Blaktina and Nebula Dance. Irishia graduated in 2016 from the University of California, Irvine with a B.A. in Educational Sciences and B.F.A. in Dance Choreography. While completing her undergraduate studies she was awarded the first scholarship by modern dance legend Donald McKayle, for her choreography and dance performance. Concurrent with her achievements in performance and choreography. Irishia has maintained a deep passion for dance pedagogy made evident in her creation of Shining Stars in 2015. Her other roles include being dance faculty at Idyllwild Arts, dance coach for Willard Intermediate School, and professional stager for the Donald McKayle Legacy.