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A close framed photograph of Hope Mohr smiling at the camera
Hope Mohr

Hope Mohr is a choreographer, visual artist, writer, and advocate. She trained at San Francisco Ballet School and on scholarship at the Merce Cunningham Studio prior to performing in the companies of dance pioneers Lucinda Childs and Trisha Brown. She has made cross-disciplinary performance for eighteen years. In 2007, she founded Hope Mohr Dance (HMD). In 2010, she founded HMD’s presenting program, The Bridge Project. In 2020, she co-stewarded the organization’s transition to a model of distributed leadership and a new name: Bridge Live Arts. In 2014, Dance Magazine editor-in-chief Wendy Perron named Mohr as one of the “women leaders” in dance. In 2015, she was named to the YBCA 100, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts’ annual nationwide list of artists posing important questions about contemporary culture. Her book, Shifting Cultural Power: Case Studies and Questions in Performance, was published by the National Center for Choreography in 2020.
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