The Hubbard Collective, founded by artistic director Irishia Hubbard, is a modern fusion dance company based in Southern California. With our diverse cast and multidisciplinary aesthetic, we are able to produce works that engage audiences from all walks of life. From complex political concert pieces to high energy commercial jazz performances, we strive to showcase our range and ability to cross between multiple dance forms. Our mission is to create pieces that challenge the audience's perception of dance by combining strong musicality, narrative, and performance.
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 Wallis Annenberg Center of the Performing Arts and California dance festivals, including the Blaktinx 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. Irishia is currently represented by Go 2 Talent Agency. Her other roles include artistic director of The Hubbard Collective, Willard Intermediate School dance coach, Ra Yoga instructor, and professional stager for the Donald McKayle Legacy.