UNED!TED is a non-profit arts organization dedicated to integrating arts, cultures, and communities through collaborative concert events and programs. Now in its fifth season, UNED!TED continues to challenge and delight audiences with unique musical pairings, exciting educational programs, and creative new works featuring large-scale collaborations from among the local professional arts community.
Creative Director, Founder
A native of Charleston, South Carolina, Laura is an arts activist, performer/composer and noisemaker dedicated to creating a greater awareness of cultural identity and spreading joy through musical collaborations. The UNED!TED series grew out of her desire to inject a spirit of playful investigation into the typical concert format and to find a way of bringing all of her best artistic friends and cohorts under one umbrella to see what magic could be made. Five years later, she is still finding new and creative ways to build bridges through unique artistic collaborations, interdisciplinary performances and community events. Currently, Ball is exploring the roles of mythology and symbol in storytelling practices as she crafts original scores for new ballet works based on classic childhood tales and creation stories.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width=”1/1″][vc_separator][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width=”1/2″][vc_column_text]
Educational Performances and Programs
Ann Caldwell has lived and worked in Charleston, South Carolina since 1955. Ann was a voice student of the late former Metropolitan Opera singer, June Bonner. For the past twenty one years, Ann has made her living as a vocalist and performing artist, singing jazz, R& B, Pop, Gospel and Spirituals. Past performances include: Lowcountry Legends ( local variety show ), last major production of Porgy and Bess, performances with the Charleston Symphony and Charleston Jazz Orchestra. Ann Caldwell opened for legendary recording artist, Al Green in 2010. She is the director of the Magnolia Singers ( an a cappella singing group ). Ann has written and produced local jazz and gospel concerts and other entertainment productions.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/2″][vc_single_image image=”135″ img_link_target=”_self” img_size=”full”][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width=”1/1″][vc_separator][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width=”1/2″][vc_single_image image=”138″ alignment=”right” img_link_target=”_self” img_size=”full”][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/2″][vc_column_text]
Press and Hospitality
Monica Fabunan was born in Charleston where her love for the arts grew rapidly. She was a competition dancer at United We Dance Studio for over 12 years. In addition to doing dance competitions, Monica started performing on stage at an early age. At only 6 years old she started dancing in the Charleston variety show SERENADE, and from then on, she has danced with Moranz Entertainment. Some of Moranz’ shows include The Charleston Christmas Special, The Charleston Variety Show, You’re The One That I Want, and Blast from the Past 1 & 2. She has danced for Stiletto Entertainment and performed on a Holland America Line cruise ship for 9 months. During her voyage, she traveled from Canada all the way down to the Caribbean and Mexico. Monica came back to Charleston to finish her degree and now has her Bachelor of Arts in Communication studies with a focus on Social Media with a minor in Dance Performance. She continues to dance with Moranz Entertainment and work with Laura Ball’s Uned!ted Series. She now teaches dance at Charleston Dance Institute and United We Dance studio.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width=”1/1″][vc_separator][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width=”1/1″][vc_column_text]
Accessibility Ambassador and Community Liaison
Marka Danielle has been performing Classical and Modern Ballet along with Dance for Musical Theatre since she was nine years old. Marka was raised and trained in Baltimore, MD and was a full scholarship student at both at the Boston Conservatory and the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, where she was invited into the Ailey’s prestigious Ailey II Performance Company. Having been offered a job to teach in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Marka worked nearly 8 years there training dancers and actors, as well as performing in Concert Dance, numerous International Musical Theater Productions, Television and Movies. She has also studied anatomy, physiology, kinesiology and pedagogy, in order to train dancers and non-dancers alike to be HEALTHIER of body and mind. She is a Corrective Exercise Specialist with the National Academy of Sports Medicine.
After a cervical Spinal Cord Injury, C4-6, in 1994 that should have left Marka paralyzed, she used her own Movement Therapy program, Ultimate Physicality that came to be her personal “saving grace” and kept her out of a wheelchair. In 2001, she was invited to teach this technique at the Medical University of SC and other dance and fitness studios. After a second SCI in 2012, that left her an incomplete quadriplegic, C3-7, Marka now takes her passion for dance to a whole new level, bringing to anyone who wants to watch and/or learn, her expression of the Art that she has always loved to share, along with the message that SCI (or other physical challenges) doesn’t mean life as you knew it has ended, it just means the journey has changed directions.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width=”1/1″][vc_separator][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width=”1/2″][vc_column_text]
Riley Steward is a local singer/songwriter working with Unedited Season 5! Riley loves to play piano, guitar, and ukelele. She currently is a sophomore at Charleston Collegiate School studying Performative Arts and Music History.
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