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Hope Boykin

Hope Boykin was born and raised in Durham, North Carolina. She was a three-time recipient
of the American Dance Festival’s Young Tuition Scholarship and while attending Howard
University in Washington, DC, she continued to pursue her desires to dance working with
choreographer Lloyd Whitmore and his New World Dance Company. In New York City, Hope
studied at The Ailey School and worked as assistant to choreographers Milton Myers and the
late Talley Beatty.

Hope was an original member of Complexions, and joined PHILADANCO, where she
received the acclaimed “Bessie”, a New York dance and performance award. She has
choreographed for numerous dance company’s including Philadanco, Minnesota Dance a
Theater, and Dallas Black Dance Theatre. Currently in her 19th season as member of the
Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, Hope most recently presented her third work of
choreography for the Ailey company – r-Evolution, Dream.

Through the efforts of HopeBoykinDance, Hope’s mission includes leading young and
aspiring artists to a secure foundation and a concrete understanding of dance technique,
which opens the door to develop a artistic confidence and an assurance that will be