Professor of Theatre (Acting/Directing)
B.M., 1987, University of Toronto
M.M., 1992, McGill University
D.M.A., 1999, The Catholic University of America
Dr. Ball is an associate professor of theatre at East Stroudsburg University where she has directed One Thousand Cranes, As You Like It, A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, School House Rock-Live!, Lucky Stiff, Quilters, Goodbye Marianne, Proof and A Midsummer’s Night’s Dream.
She earned her Doctorate of Musical Arts from Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C. and Master of Music in Performance from McGill University in Montreal, Quebec.
She has taught Vocal Technique for CAP21, NYU’s Tisch School musical theatre training studio.
Dr. Ball has presented papers and workshops on the voice for the International Voice Congress, Voice Foundation, Association of Theatre in Higher Education, Kennedy Center’s American College Theatre Festival (Region II), Voice and Speech Trainers of America, and the Pennsylvania State Women’s Consortium.
Prior to her academic career she had an active career in the professional theatre.
She served on over 40 stage management teams, including tours to London’s West End, UNESCO in Paris and The Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C.
Her singing career has taken her to the Britten-Pears School for Advanced Musical Study in Aldeburgh, England, Des Moines Metro Opera in Iowa, the Aspen Music Festival in Colorado and The Banff Center for the Arts in Alberta.
She made her Lincoln Center debut in Alice Tully Hall as soloist in the Mostly Mozart series.
She is past president of the Manhattan Chapter of the National Association of Teachers of Singing and serves as a respondent for the Kennedy Center America College Theater Festival – Region II.
Dr. Ball is a proud member of Canadian Actor's EQUITY.