17. Gabriela and Samar | Choreographers, Founders | "Self love is where it begins"


Sisters Gabriela and Samar are co-founders of @hiplineoakland , a beloved space for dance and empowerment in Oakland CA.  You can find them online @hiplineoakland

Proudly owned by women-of-color, this business has grown slowly and thoughtfully over the last 11 years, becoming a space equally known for exhilarating dance classes, co-working and community.

Harnessing their Lebanese Peruvian roots, Gabriela, Samar and their diverse team of choreographers encourage Hipliners to check their baggage at the door for an hour focussed on mind, heart and body. 

They invited me into their studio on Lakeshore in Oakland to record this conversation.