Meet our Instructors

AUBRE HILL

MIDDLE EASTERN DANCE

Aubre Hill is an international dance artist, choreographer, master teacher, and event producer. Aubre has been a professional dance artist for over twenty years including touring and assistant directing large ensembles across the United States, Europe, China, Taiwan, and Japan. She has directed numerous dance companies in full theatre productions as well as nightclub, weddings, and cultural context environments, and has trained and taught a generation of dancers some of whom have moved into full professional careers within dance. She was on faculty at California State University, Los Angeles department of Kinesiology teaching acredited courses in pilates, fitness, and dance for over 10 years. She owned and directed Movement Art Space, a dance and fitness studio in Los Angeles offering education for all ages and levels for three successful years. She can be seen as a featured artist in numerous films and videos as well as was the bellydance hit sensation of FitTV with her “All Stars Workouts”.
Aubre has choreographed full dance theatrical productions including “The Nutcracker~ a bellydance tale,” “Sketches of Arabia,” “Nights of Arabe,” and more as well as is the artistic director and choreographer for the Lumina Dance Company (now in it’s 13th year), the Qabila Folkdance Company (a company focused solely on Arabic folk dance and celebrating it’s seventh year), and the Beyajja Dance Theatre (a Raqs Sharqi dance company with a focus on developing individual artistic expression). 
Over her career Aubre have been apart of various collaboratives to bring creativity, culture, and community together in new ways. This included Belly Fusion Los Angeles (a collective focusing on the experimental side of bellydance fusion), LA Raqs (an online service offering calendars and listings connecting the greatly Los Angeles and Southern California community), and Creative Underground Los Angeles (a multi-genre art collective blurring the lines of inspiration and expectation across music, dance, film, writing, and more~ Idiosyncratic Expression from the Artistic Fringe of the City of Angels). Additionally she has produced a wide range of events and performances bringing the community together in celebration of Middle Eastern Dance including monthly haflas, dance festivals, long running showcases, workshops, intensives, lectures, and more. 
When not traveling, she can be found enjoying time with her husband, playing with her cats, sipping coffee, exploring photography, and creating new dance work in her home of Los Angeles.

 

Carrie Malloy

IRISH STEP

Carrie Malloy grew up in Milwaukee, WI. She began Irish dancing at the age of 6 and has since travelled both the US competing, and had competed in Ireland, Scotland, and the Netherlands. She is a 5-time Qualifier for the World Championships and is the current US Champion with WIDA and placed 4th at the 2018 World Championships. Carrie has toured the world with the renowned Chicago based Trinity Irish Dance Company, performed at Battle of the Dance, and toured with An Irish Christmas and Celtic Wings. In addition to competing and touring, Carrie is highly passionate about teaching Irish dancing, with nearly 10 years of teaching experience. 

GEORGETTE

BELLYDANCE 

Georgette is from Caracas, Venezuela. She discovered Oriental Dance in 2010 and it has been her passion ever since. She is based in Los Angeles, CA. She recently won The Bellydancer of the Universe Global Expo, becoming the new Belly Dancer of The Universe 2018. She also won The Southern California BDUC in 2017. Among some of her accomplishments in dance, Georgette has been selected as one of the Oriental Dancer winner at The Bellydance Evolution Competition to be part of the cast in the newest show “Fantasm – 1001 Nights” by Jillina Carlano in the Hollywood Fringe Festival.

Georgette was mentored by Master Teachers in Caracas. These mentorships opened the doors to new opportunities among cultural spheres in Venezuela. Georgette believes that studying dance is a life-long process, therefore she continues enhancing her knowledge of multiple styles of this art through classes and workshops with internationally renowned Belly dance artists including Jillina Carlano (USA), Fahtiem Guta (USA), Aubre Hill (USA), Aziza From Cairo, Vanessa of Cairo, Oscar Flores (Arg), Moira Chappel (USA), Alla Kushnir (UKR), Anna Borisova (RU), and many more.

   Georgette performs at different venues in Los Angeles, Riverside and Orange County, delighting the audience with her grace and elegant style.

   Besides being a professional Belly Dancer, Georgette got her Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration in Venezuela. She is a make-up artist, she has modeled in nationwide TV commercials and she has danced in important music videos.

 

SUAUNDRA BLACK

TAP, JAZZ BALLET AND MODERN

Classically trained in the areas of Tap, Jazz, Ballet and Modern, Suaundra began dancing as soon as she was able to walk. She comes from a great legacy of performing arts, beginning with her grandfather, Eugene “Pineapple” Jackson, a pioneer African American actor and entertainer. Her mother, Sue Black, is well known in the community as Director/Owner of Sue B. Dance Company, Inc.

After attending Los Angeles County High School for the Arts, Suaundra went on to graduate from Arizona State University and then served as Artistic Director and Director of Sue B. Dance Company. In addition to countless performance credits, she has created award winning choreography and directed numerous stage productions. 


Suaundra is currently Director of OnStage Workshop, a performance and outreach program serving residents in under served communities. OnStage Workshop has worked with Los Angeles Job Corps, the Down Syndrome Association of Los Angeles (www.DSALA.org) and Blair High School’s Ovations.
 
 
As both an instructor and “dance mom”, Suaundra’s goal is to encourage active lifestyles and involvement in the arts, while providing a safe space for children to learn, create and bridge dance with life skills such as self-confidence, discipline, respect and healthy self-expression.