Hope Mohr

Hope Mohr has woven art and activism for decades as a choreographer, curator, activist, and writer. Mohr earned a J.D. from Columbia Law School, where she was a Columbia Human Rights Fellow. As a Fellow with the Sustainable Economies Law Center, she provides legal support to artists and arts organizations in furtherance of a more equitable field. Her book, “Shifting Cultural Power: Case Studies and Questions in Performance,” is out now from the National Center for Choreography.

As a dancer, Hope trained at S.F. Ballet School and at the Merce Cunningham Studio and performed in the companies of dance pioneers Lucinda Childs and Trisha Brown. In 2007, she founded Hope Mohr Dance; in 2010, she founded The Bridge Project, which creates and supports equity-driven live art that centers artists as agents of change. In 2020, she co-stewarded that organization’s transition to a model of distributed leadership and name change to Bridge Live Arts. Hope is currently B.L.A.’s resident choreographer. She was named to the YBCA 100 in 2015. Dance Magazine editor-in-chief Wendy Perron has named Mohr as one of the “women leaders” in dance. www.hopemohr.org