Irishia E. Hubbard
MFA Candidate at the University of Utah
Irishia Hubbard is a choreographer, filmmaker and educator from South Carolina. She has worked with renowned choreographers, including Donald McKayle, Ephrat Asherie, Dr. Ama S. Wray, Tong Wang, Idan Cohen, and Greg Chapkis. Irishia holds a B.F.A. in Dance Choreography and a B.A. in Educational Sciences from the University of California, Irvine. She is the inaugural recipient of the Donald McKayle Legacy scholarship and was recently awarded the 2022 Hicks Choreographer Fellowship from the School of Jacob's Pillow, where she received mentorship from Dianne McIntyre and Risa Steinberg. As a filmmaker, her films have premiered nationally and internationally in festivals such as Dance Camera West, Cinevox, ADF Movie By Movers, Auro Apaar and Desassossego Short Dance Film Festivals. Her choreography has been shown at The Kennedy Center for the 2018 Turnaround Arts Talent Show, Wallis Annenberg Center of the Performing Arts, BlakTinx Dance and Nebula Dance Festivals. Irishia is currently an MFA candidate and Graduate Teaching Assistant in the Modern Dance program at the University of Utah. Her other roles include professional stager for the Donald McKayle Legacy, Dance Camera West board member and artistic director of The Hubbard Collective.