Aubre Hill is an international dance artist, choreographer, master teacher and event producer. Her training includes extensive years in Raqs Sharqi Bellydance, Ballet, Jazz, Contemporary, Hiphop, Musical Theatre, Pilates, and Folk dance. This training helped develop a style original to Aubre’s artistic voice, which gave her a place onstage with the Bellydance Superstars and countless other theatre and concert productions. Performing across Europe, Egypt, Asia, and North America, she has become one of the most sought after dance artists, including residences at the Folies Bergere, acclaimed guest artist for “Fuse the World,” and her own show on the Discovery channel.
Aubre created the Lumina Dance Company after coming off tour and wishing to push the ideas and expectations of bellydance. This company has gone on to influence and change the scene of bellydance with many company members moving onto successful solo and group careers. She has produced a wide range of performances including “Sketches of Arabia,” “Once Upon a Dream,” “From Folk to Fusion,” “Noir Romantique,” and “The Nutcracker~ a bellydance tale” bringing together artists from different genres and backgrounds to express and explore various themes as well as the Qabila Cultural Weekend Intensive and was voted 2014’s top promoter of the year. In collaboration with Princess Farhana, “Sparkle Revue” brought back the glamorous showgirl in four different shows featuring top burlesque and vaudeville acts including the Luminettes. And in 2017, Aubre produced two unique dance festivals focusing on workshops with renown artists and full performances~ LA Drom & LA Fuse.
In balance with pushing the boundaries, Aubre continues to be a resource of traditional Arabic folk dance. In the fall of 2011, she founded one of the first all Arabic folk dance companies in the United States, the Qabila Foundation, and she is commonly seen performing & teaching extreme fusion & expression along side tradition & historical culture.
Qabila has now expanded to chapters in both Los Angeles and the Bay Area. Aubre directs the Beyajja Dance Theatre, a group devoted to classic bellydance production. She is the co-director of LA Raqs, an online resource for the Southern California bellydance community. Her technical finesse and emotive soul bring together the elements to move and inspire audiences around the world.
With over 27 years of teaching experience, Aubre brings a nurturing and inspiring approach to her students. Honoring their own bodies and experiences while learning new tools of awareness, musicality, cultural nuance, and expression, her students learn how to develop their own voice in their own art. Empowerment through rigorous training, healthy honesty, and wonderful challenge, her classes are unique and addicting in the best ways possible.
Check out Aubre Hill’s website.
)) Raqs Sharqi aka Bellydance Int/adv with Aubre Hill
Technique, drills, combos, and creativity exercises to explore the art of Raqs Sharqi, including aesthetic explorations of Lebanese, Egyptian, Turkish, and American forms. Prior bellydance experience encouraged.
Dress for full movement freedom.
)) Restorative Mat Pilates with Aubre Hill
Rebalance & align your body with this mindful practice incorporating classical pilates, deep stretches, fascia release, and breath. For all bodies and levels. For those rehabbing injuries as well as those new to fitness and those looking to cross train.
Aubre will guide students through a full mat workout that will leave you feeling longer, stronger, relaxed, and invigorated.
)) Bellydance Lab with Aubre Hill
This all levels class includes a thorough warmup, technique breakdown, sweaty drills, combo fun, and creative play. Aubre will introduce a wide range of styles with the focus on developing each student’s body awareness and expressivity.