Originally from Reykjavik, Iceland, and a graduate of UC Berkeley, Aushi started her professional dance career at the age of 15 with video, television and commercial work. She trained formally at Alvin Ailey American Dance Center in NYC, as well as with Savage Jazz in Oakland, CA. In addition to heading SOCAPA's Dance Program, Aushi is Assistant Director of Dance Fusion Company, and has had the privilege of working all throughout Northern California, as well as abroad. Her recent work includes choreographing for the premiere or Pixar's Toy Story 3, teaching master classes in Costa Rica and Iceland, and performing in Alaska for John Hancock. She is one of the founding faculty members of Jazz Dance Fest in Costa Rica, where she has taught alongside some of the dance world's biggest names. Aushi also performs and travels extensively with Ronnie Reddick's La Femme Panache, and has worked with Santana, Deborah Cox, MC Hammer, Macy's, Bebe, Bloomingdale's, Apple, Oracle, E*Trade, Microsoft, and Bill Graham Presents, among others. Additionally, she has worked as a stylist for Nautica Jeans, Cosmopolitan and NY Fashion Week, a producer for Q-Tip's interview show Artist to Artist, and has started editing her own dance videos for SOCAPA.