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Born in Washington, District of Columbia, USA

Mini Bio (1)

Actress, dancer, vocalist, and choreographer best describe Hope Clarke, who began her career performing in "West Side Story". She has appeared in seven other Broadway shows that include "Purlie", "Hallelujah Baby", and "Don't Bother Me, I Can't Cope". As a dancer she has toured internationally with Alvin Ailey and Black Nativity, and with the legendary Katherine Dunham. In addition to her choreography for "Jelly's Last Jam" (for which she and co-choreographer and star of the musical, Gregory Hines were nominated for a Tony Award), she has choreographed such musicals as "The Colored Museum" and "Caucasian Chalk Circle" at the Public Theater. Clarke remains one of the most versatile, and perhaps underrated, performers on the stage and on film.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: L. J. Allen-2

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Was nominated for Broadway's 1992 Tony Award as Best Choreographer, along with collaborators Ted L. Levy and Gregory Hines, for "Jelly's Last Jam."
Former member of Alvin Ailey's dance company
She was awarded the 1988 Drama Logue Award for Outstanding Choreography for "The Colored Museum" at the Mark Taper Forum Theater in Los Angeles, California.
She was awarded the 1991 NAACP Image Award for Best Choreography for "Jelly's Last Jam" at the Mark Taper Forum Theatre in Los Angeles, California.
She was awarded the 1991 Drama Logue Award for Outstanding Choreography for "Jelly's Last Jam" at the Mark Taper Forum Theatre in Los Angeles, California.
Gregory Hines, Ted L. Levy and she were awarded the 1993 New York Outer Critics Circle Award for Outstanding Actress in a Musical for "Jelly's Last Jam" on Broadway in New York City.

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