Hilary Ladd
Conference Speaker
Position: Performing Artist/creative director
Company: Hilary Ladd Music - Saint John, NB

Hilary Ladd is a multi-faceted musician, actor, writer and teacher who’s been appearing on stages for the past 30 years. Over the last decade she has worked as the lead vocal director at InterAction School of Performing Arts, and was recently named Creative Director.

Her first love has always been as a singer-songwriter. Ladd is best known for her honest and vulnerable lyrics, and heartfelt story-telling. In 2017 she released a collection of songs with her band Ladd & Lasses titled “She Wanders”, and then promptly had two babies. With less time to wander, Ladd began writing high-energy pop songs between diaper changes and loads of laundry. Not knowing how to perform them as a folk artist, she opted to write them into a narrative concert entitled Breastmilk + Tears.

With the help of artsnb, Music New Brunswick, and Canada Council, Ladd has gathered a team of collaborators and mentors to bring this project to life.

The EP Breastmilk + Tears, Pt: 1, produced by Erin Costelo, was released March 25, 2022. Breastmilk + Tears the stage production premiered May 21, 2022 at the Imperial Theatre. The Another EP, Breastmilk + Tears, Pt. 2, will be released in early 2023.

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