Hope B. Byers

Age: 49

9-5 gig: Institutional Communications Manager, Johns Hopkins Medicine

 

Cats or Dogs:  Dogs

 

Proudest Moment: July 15, 2012, 11:08 pm, when I became a mama

 

Coffee or Tea? Wine :-) 

 

Favorite Ice Cream: Butter Crunch

 

Words you live by: "People will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel." - Dr. Maya Angelou

Hope B. Byers’ artistic platform as a choreographer is to share truths about racism and inequality in the Black American experience. With this work, she aims to create awareness, provoke dialogue and inspire change. As a veteran member of Baltimore’s Full Circle Dance Company, Hope’s choreography has become a staple of the company’s repertoire. She formerly performed with Washington, D.C. companies, Floyd Project Dance Company and Rafiki Dance Theatre. Hope’s choreography has been selected for presentation by Maryland Council for Dance, Baltimore Dance Invitational, Koresh Artist Showcase and the inaugural Baltimore Black Choreographers Festival. Her work has been performed at Atlas Performing Arts Center, Baltimore Museum of Art, Baltimore Theatre Project, Chesapeake Arts Center, Creative Alliance, David Cooper Black Box Theater, Dogtown Dance Theatre, Gordon Center for Performing Arts, Kraushaar Auditorium, Lyric Opera House, Reginald F. Lewis Museum, Slayton House Theatre and Strand Theater.

Choreographer &

Dancer