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Laura Ball is an active teacher, music director, composer, and performer known for her innovative collaborations across musical genres and her explorations of contemporary chamber music practices. She is the founder and creative director of the UNED!TED Interdisciplinary Arts Concert Series, now in its seventh season, and has been a featured performing artist and composer at SECCA (Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art, NC), Panoramic Dance Troupe (Raleigh, NC), Goddard College (Port Townsend, WA), Annex Dance Company and Ballet Evolution (Charleston, SC).

A native of Charleston, South Carolina, Ball is dedicated to creating a greater awareness of cultural identity and compassion through the mediums of collaborative and interdisciplinary art. Ball grew up in the American South with deep roots in the Gullah and Irish song-storytelling traditions. Her musical background includes a broad survey as an instrumentalist, choral conductor and vocalist – spanning repertoire from the Baroque to Broadway. Equally at home in both the classical and contemporary repertoires, Ball believes in building bridges through sound. She serves as the music director at Holy Spirit Catholic Church on Johns Island, SC.

Her current endeavors include solo appearances and chamber performances with the newly formed Atlas Trio as well as ongoing compositional collaborations in the field of dance with Annex Dance Company and Ballet Evolution. She is currently creating her fourth original ballet score in cooperation with the musical talents of Chamber Music Charleston and to be premiered February 2017 by Ballet Evolution at the Sottile Theatre (Charleston, SC).