Hope has danced for 27 years. When she decided to take dance more seriously she started to train and become part of the State Street Dance Company in Chicago, IL. While there she went through examinations through the Checcetti Council and danced with their professional company. Hope has a Bachelors degree in Arts and Sciences with a Minor in Dance from Western Illinois University. While there she danced with UDT as a guest dancer. She was also a collegiate level cheerleader during her time at Western. Also, while in school, Hope taught and was Assistant Director at Drive Studio of Dance, a school specializing in Ballet, Modern and Contemporary styles.