Hope Easterbrook started her dance training in her hometown of Goshen, New York, where she studied ballet, jazz, tap, and modern. She was introduced to hip-hop when she began training at The School at Steps in the Pre-Professional Program. After dancing at The School at Steps in high school, she was accepted to the Musical Theater and Dance Program at Marymount Manhattan College. While studying at Marymount Manhattan College, Easterbrook developed a passion for teaching and decided to pursue a career in teaching, and performing hip-hop.
Easterbrook has worked on a variety of performances and music videos for up-and-coming artists. In 2016, Easterbrook made her broadway debut in "Hamilton" as the first replacement to the original cast, while also fulfilling her dream of performing in the Tony Awards. Besides performing, Easterbrook has worked as associate choreographer for multiple projects, including "Ladies of Hip-Hop Festival" (2015), and "Broadway Bares" (2014-2017). She is looking forward to furthering her career as a dance instructor, performer, and a well-rounded dancer.
On June 11, 2018, as part of the "Broadway at The Pierre" cabaret series in association with Broadway Sings for Pride, a concert was held at Two E Bar/Lounge — the sophisticated saloon located inside the New York City luxury hotel, The Pierre. The concert (titled "Encore") featured a performance by Easterbrook, backed by pianist and musical director Charles Santoro. The concert was scheduled on the day after the 72nd Annual Tony Awards, further celebrating the talent and legacy of the Great White Way.
Easterbrook performed the song "Everything I Know" during the concert, where Shefik served as Videographer. "Everything I Know" is a song from "In the Heights".
"In the Heights" is a musical with concept, music, and lyrics by Lin-Manuel Miranda and a book by Quiara Alegría Hudes. The story is set over the course of three days, involving characters in the largely Dominican-American neighborhood of Washington Heights in Upper Manhattan, New York City.
After a 2005 tryout in Waterford, Connecticut and a 2007 Off-Broadway run, the show opened on Broadway in March 2008. It was nominated for 13 Tony Awards and won 4, including Best Musical. A film adaptation of the musical was released in June 2021.
- Videographer: Shefik
Last Updated: April 29, 2023