Ladin began creating original and traditional
percussive dances at the
age of eight, performing with her sister Abby at music festivals
and in theatres across the United States. The two continue to choreograph
and perform with their ensemble Tongue & Groove,
which features an old-time stringband, harmony singing, flashy
footwork and puppets.
began playing banjo at this early age, learning from some of
the finest players on the East Coast. She began formally studying
dance and choreography at Brown University (BA'91: African
Studies in Dance). Continuing study in New York, Nigeria and
Chicago, Evie spent more than a year in West Africa on a Fulbright
Fellowship to study dance and culture. From 1991-99 she toured
nationally with Rhythm In Shoes of Dayton, OH, performing concerts
and teaching workshops in tap dance, clogging, body percussion,
and other traditional step dances.
New to the
Bay Area, Evie often performs with Keith Terry & Crosspulse,
the Berkeley based multicultural vocal and percussion ensemble, and with her tap dance ensemble, Motor and her clogging group, Roots Revue.
Evie choreographs for choir and theater, and teaches all levels
of rhythm tap, body percussion, banjo and clogging.
Appeared in People Like Me 2001