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.
ALYSSA R. JUNIOUS
My name Alyssa Junious and I am an Artist, Educator, and Creator. I was born in San Diego and raised by two military veterans. I received a BFA in Performance and Choreography from the University of California, Irvine. For the past 10 years, I have worked professionally in the commercial dance, concert dance, theater industry and choreograph throughout Southern California. I am the founder of Continuum Arts & Pilates. Continuum provides services in movement training, artist development and performance production. I found a way to combine my love for arts & wellness and co-founded Soultry Sisters, where I empower women to lead conscious, holistic and creative lives. I am passionate about building community for the arts and sit on the steering committee for Rising Arts Leaders San Diego. I have recently completed my Certificate in Arts Management from UC Irvine’s Paul Merage School of Business. I intend to apply the knowledge I’ve acquired to guide and support The Hubbard Collective. To learn more follow @continuum.sd or visit AlyssaRJunious.com
Education and Outreach Coordinator
Janine Alicia Montag is a San Diego native currently living in Los Angeles. She began her artistic journey as a competitive gymnast and continued her investigation of movement by attending the San Diego School of Creative and Performing Arts. While at SDSCPA Janine had the amazing opportunity to perform in Donald McKayle’s choreography “Songs of the Disinherited” and This experience was the catalyst for her application and later acceptance into the UCI Dance Department where she performed in McKayle's Etude Ensemble for 4 years. She graduated with a double B.F.A in Dance Choreography and Performance with an emphasis in Business Management. After graduation she was invited into Diavolo’s Institute Company as a performer and teaching artist. She is now a Full-Time PE/Dance Instructor at Chula Vista Learning Community Charter School. She is honored to have been a dancer for The Hubbard Collective and she is even more excited to step into her role as a board member for THC serve as the education and outreach coordinator. To learn more follow @ownyourcraft_ and @iwantj9.
Tarra Rose graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Dance Performance as well as a Bachelor of Arts in Social Policy/Public Service from The University of California, Irvine in 2015. Soon after Tarra became one of the first members to become a professional dancer for The Hubbard Collective. Amid her dance career, she decided to travel abroad to Paris, France to study dance and learn the French language. Since then, Tarra has become a certified Barre Instructor and is in the process of becoming Yoga Certified. Tarra Rose just launched her online fitness platform, Rose Fitness, in January 2021 and has hopes of opening her own studio in the future. Tarra is thrilled to transition into her role as Event Coordinator! She believes her experience in event planning and business will provide ample support in programming for The Hubbard Collective. To learn more follow @rose.fitnessoc and go to rosefitnessoc.com.