Hope, originally from Rochester, NY, began dancing at Jubilate Dance Studio at age 10 & completed her advanced training at Hochstein School of Music and Dance. From 2005-2007, Hope attended Ballet Magnificat! summer dance intensives in Jackson, MS. At the age of 17, she moved to Springfield, MO to dance professionally with Petra Ballet Company. After dancing with Petra for one year, she sensed God’s leading to move back home to NY. While in a season of rest, the Lord placed on Hope’s heart a vision to establish a dance ministry in Harrisburg, PA. In obedience and with great joy, she moved to Pennsylvania in September 2009. EncounteredHeart Ministries International (Formally Halav Lav Ballet Company/Halav Lav Dance Ministries International) was founded in late 2009.
Hope taught at Reverence Studios from 2009-2013 and UnAbashed School of Dance from 2015-2016. She has taught, danced and ministered nationally and internationally, including Colombia, Romania, Senegal as well as Israel, of which she danced during the Feast of Tabernacles through the International Christian Embassy of Jerusalem (2011-2013). Hope evaluated the dance division of the National Fine Arts Festival in Orlando, FL (2013). She was also privileged to serve on the leadership team of Project Dance Orlando (2012 & 2013).
Hope teaches, dances and ministers within EncounteredHeart, as well as outside of the ministry. She teaches, once again, at Reverence Studios in Mechancisburg, PA. Wherever the Lord leads her feet, she is humbled to serve and assist other dancers. Hope is passionate and determined to raise up the next generation of dancers in pursuit of God’s heart!
“I want my ceiling to become their floor. This is what fuels me; what drives me to teach with excellence-so that every dancer knows NO LIMITS in their art form and in their pursuit of Jesus.”