Hope Patterson (she/her)
Hong Kong SAR
BFA Class of 2024
Hailing from Hong Kong, Hope began her training at the Academy for Performing Arts’ Gifted Young Dancers Program where she studied ballet, jazz, contemporary, musical theater and Chinese Classical Dance. Additionally, Hope trained under faculty and company members from Hong Kong Ballet, and traveled to New York City to train and perform with Complexions Contemporary Ballet as part of their pre-professional division.
With a passion for global literacy and culture instilled in her through formative years growing up in Asia, Hope traveled internationally to further her studies at the University of Southern California. She is currently pursuing a BFA in Dance from the USC Glorya Kaufman School of Dance, and minoring in Sports Media Studies through the Annenberg School. Her academic studies of sports media and athletic identity have informed her physical practice and heightened her understanding of herself as an athlete-artist. Hope’s innate curiosity along with cross-disciplinary studies inspire her artistic endeavors in both theoretical conversations and physical contexts.
During her time at Kaufman, Hope has performed the works of Kyle Abraham, Jiří Kylián, Justin Peck, Dwight Rhoden, and Hope Boykin, and has studied under Jodie Gates and William Forsythe. Upon graduation, Hope aspires to join a contemporary ballet/mixed repertory company where she can continue to hone her craft as a performer, participating in new creations that push the boundaries of neoclassicism as it is currently defined. While pursuing her artistic goals, Hope intends to continue her academic studies with a Masters in Dance, returning as an educator upon the completion of an extensive performance career.
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