Evie Ladin is a dancer, musician, vocalist, songwriter and square dance caller, balancing performing and traveling with hands-on teaching. She’s created a sustainable career doing all the creative things that she loves. Evie talks about her upbringing with music and dance as a part of social communication and how she balances her career and family, all saturated with music. She brings Appalachian traditions to collaborations with musicians and dancers of other styles, including West African, Afro-Cuban, African-American, Indonesian and more, bending and blending forms to create exciting new works. Evie also works extensively with her husband Keith Terry, renowned Body Musician, and his multi-cultural rhythm-based music and dance projects produced by the non-profit arts organization Crosspulse, Inc. Her music is a product of a lifetime immersed in the study of culture, as well as a depth of experiences, of total joys and deep disappointments, illuminating the paradoxes living life in this world.