Residency Dates
  • August 2010 – August 2010
  • December 2018 – December 2018
  • December 2023 – December 2023
  • February 2024 – March 2024
  • April 2024 – May 2024

Hope Mohr (she/her) has woven art and activism together for decades as a choreographer, curator, community organizer, and writer. As a dancer, Mohr trained at San Francisco Ballet School and on scholarship at the Merce Cunningham and Trisha Brown Studios in New York City. She performed in the companies of dance pioneers Lucinda Childs and Trisha Brown. As a choreographer, Mohr makes work that “conveys emotional and socio-political contents that just ride underneath the surface of a rigorous vocabulary” (Dance View Times). Her work has been presented by the Baltimore Museum of Art, Highways Performance Space (Los Angeles), di Rosa Center for Contemporary Art (Sonoma), Moody Center for the Arts in Houston, SFMOMA, ODC Theater, and Yerba Buena Center for the Arts. In 2020, she won an “Izzie” for Outstanding Choreography. In 2007, she founded Hope Mohr Dance which she co-stewarded in 2020 through a transition to a model of distributed leadership. The organization is now known as Bridge Live Arts where Hope remains an affiliated artist.