Hope Goldman is a choreographer, performing artist, and teacher. A recent transplant to Seattle from Chicago, her work has been seen at venues including the Velocity Dance Center, On the Boards, Storefront Theater, The Dance Center, and Links Hall and been supported by the City of Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs & Special Events and the Illinois Arts Council. Nationally, her work has been seen at Chez Bushwick and The Tank in New York, Visual Art Exchange in Greensboro, NC, and Contemporary Dance Theater in Cincinnati, OH, among others. In 2015, her solo, Pussy Willow, was named Chicago NewCity’s Best New Dance Performance, as well as, one of the Top 5 Emerging Dancer Performances. In addition to her own choreography, Hope also collaborates with partner and computer programmer, Andrew Moffat, creating works that combine dance with real-time interactive technology for their company Form Constant Dance.
Hope has served on faculty at Olive Harvey College and been a guest artist at Columbia College Chicago, Washington and Lee University, and Iowa State University. She has had the pleasure of performing in the work of companies and artists including Bodycartography Project, Cie. Willie Dorner, Joanna Furnans, and Erin Kilmurray. She is also the co-founder, along with Joanna Furnans, of Performance Response Journal, a platform for responses to dance and performance in Chicago.
Hope holds a BFA in dance from the University of South Florida and an MFA in dance from the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign where she also held a teaching assistantship.