A classical modern dance company with an edge, that supports and promotes all the arts through performance, collaboration, education and outreach.
A music director, composer, vocalist, collaborative pianist, teacher and performer, who founded and serves as creative director of the UNED!TED Interdisciplinary Arts Concert Series.
A filmmaker, writer, and award-winning expert in conflict resolution, who founded Community for Education Foundation, and has brought its Overcoming Obstacles Life Skills Program to millions of students.
A cognitive neuroscientist, cognitive psychologist, and biostatistician, passionate about communicating science to the public.
Author, performing artist, former Chairman of the federal Gullah Geechee Cultural Heritage Corridor Commission, and current Vice President for Creative Education at Brookgreen Gardens, where he presents the “Gullah Geechee Program Series.”
Founder of the Global Soap Project, a child refugee who grew up to be an innovative leader for international, social change, and was named a CNN Hero in 2011.
Academic Magnet High School student whose love for the natural environment and sustainable engineering has led him to design a cutting-edge, modular green roof.
An award-winning photographer for National Geographic and numerous other international magazines, whose wit, expansive knowledge, and reverence for the history of photography make him a popular teacher and emcee.
Founder and CEO of Sherman Financial Group, whose philanthropic venture, Meeting Street Academy, provides college-prep education to under-resourced students in South Carolina.
A portfolio manager and arts-spaces creator, who founded Enough Pie, a nonprofit that supports creative placemaking and community development.
An emergency medicine doctor, who cofounded the Palmetto Medical Initiative, a global nonprofit that provides sustainable healthcare to those in need.
A law professor, attorney, and writer, whose scholarship centers on emerging technologies’ impact on “speech” under the First Amendment.
A serial entrepreneur and a digital community advocate, who is founder and CEO of BiblioLabs, a software and media company focused on helping libraries provide cool and engaging digital products.
A dynamic musical art form, grounded in core aspects of the martial arts, dance and percussion, and infused with intensity, precision, strength, and a sense of celebration.
A comedic actor, writer, director, educator, and co-founder of Theatre 99.
A singer, songwriter, instrumental virtuoso, and looping maestro, whose music touches upon universal themes of love, life, and hard-knock lessons learned along the way.
A championship-winning soccer player on the Charleston Battery, and an advocate for the importance of fun, play, and passion in work and life.
Crusader against childhood obesity, who founded and executive-directs the nonprofit, Louie’s Kids.
A one-time Olympic hopeful turned memoirist and screenwriter, and former Ogilvy PR executive, who was a featured speaker at TEDxCharleston 2013.
An acupuncturist, herbalist, and papercut artist, inspired by Chinese medicine and Southern storytelling, who creates work that emphasizes the parallels between human emotions and the natural landscape.