Hope Hagen grew up dancing in Minnesota where she trained in classical ballet, jazz & tap. She graduated Cum Laude from Butler University with a Bachelor of Science in Dance Arts Administration. During her time at Butler, she spent countless hours in the ButlerBallet costume shop where she gained valuable knowledge in dance costuming. Hope is thrilled to work with the artists of Ballet Co.Laboratory for their first season.
Fun fact: Hope has her own leotard business called Songbird Dancewear.
She uses an Elna, a Brother, and a Janome sewing machine in her leotard and costume-making.