Christina Ball

Christina Ball

About Christina: In addition to her involvement in community theater and UVA Acts, Christina is an educational entrepreneur and the owner/director of Speak!

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About Christina: In addition to her involvement in community theater and UVA Acts, Christina is an educational entrepreneur and the owner/director of Speak! Language Center, a 15 year-old foreign language + ESL services company based in Charlottesville. Together with her team of 50+ teachers from 30+ countries, she works with local individuals and organizations (including UVA) to help bridge the gap between people and cultures via dynamic, personalized language training.

Why UVA Acts: UVA acts combines everything I love and value most in the world: education, theater, collaboration and community. As a 20 year Charlottesville resident, wife to a UVA professor and mother to a rising first year, I also have a very personal connection to our work! 

Favorite thing to do in Charlottesville : A favorite Saturday in downtown Charlottesville usually includes: a vinyasa yoga class at ACAC, brunch at the City Market and anything at Live Arts in the evening (performing or watching a performance). So much bounty contained in just two blocks! 

Personality type/sign/Harry Potter house:  My personality type  ENFP-“The Campaigner” (16personalities.com) and related strengths involve creating and nurturing meaningful social, emotional, educational and creative connections. From my work in education to my involvement in theater, a sense of connectedness is always at the core.