Emerging North Carolina Musician

Taylor Leopold

Taylor Leopold's energy is contagious. She can get the crowd clapping, sing and dancing in a mere minutes of taking the stage. Brilliant singer/songwriter originally from Connecticut. Leopold started off performing at local open mics, then after gaining a following started headlining shows. In 2010, she was the over-all winner of the Clayton Idol competition and in 2012 the grand prize winner of the JoCo LoCo Talent Competition. After being discovered Leopold was given the opportunity to go to NYC and work with producer Robby G. In February 2012 her first single, "One Is Better Than None", was released. Her music, accompanied by her amazing voice is soulful, lush and deeply poetic. 

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Emerging North Carolina Artist

Lyudmila Tomova

Out of the gate with her first in the series "Beyond Powerful," Lyudmila, also known as "Lucy," has wasted no time in capturing the resilience of womanhood.  She is an award-winning artist, illustrator,  designer and a rising star on the Triangle art scene.


Her recent watercolors have attracted much attention locally and nationally with their expressive brushwork, color, line and a stylized flair that emphasize movement.  Emerging Women NC is honored to have this caliber of talent lend itself to our mission.

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Emerging North Carolina Musician

Brian Miller

Brian has been blessed to play for and with musicians that most musicians would wait a lifetime to play with. He discovered his love for music at an early age when he began playing for his church. He has played for and with some of the greats; Clark Terry, Slide Hampton, Frank Foster, Branford Marsalis, Maceo Parker, Adonis Rose, "Sweet Poppa" Lou Donaldson, Dr Lonnie Smith, Kim Burell, The Mighty Clouds of Joy, The Movement Orchestra, Delfeayo Marsalis and the list could go on and on.

Brian's goal is to become the greatest saxophonist that he possibly can be and continue to share the gift of music with and throughout the world.

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Emerging North Carolina Artist

Dan Campbell

Our 2015 Butterfly Women artist is a full-time professional working artist.  His butterfly women have been a  huge hit. All of the original pieces are sold.

Dan calls himself an impressionist/semi-abstract painter. He states he is a lucky Grandpa and Soul Man. He has a passion for creating and grateful to the Creator. Emerging Women NC is very proud to commission for our inaugural year, Mr. Dan Campbell of Modern Art by Dan to be our first Butterfly Women artist.  

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Emerging North Carolina Author

Ann Jagger; aka Annie Morcambe

From directing and producing children’s plays to choreography and costume-making, to PTA President and Girl Scout Leader, Annie has always loved engaging with children. Spending time as a mentor, ESL tutor, and volunteering for Special Olympics constantly put her face-to-face with youngsters of all ages.

Today, Annie is a speaker and author. Her life is dedicated to guiding young women in their search for personal power, self-confidence, and self-esteem. She currently lives in Raleigh, North Carolina. 
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Emerging North Carolina Author 

Leah Ward

Leah Ward sports a great smill and a fun attitude whereever she goes. An author born and raised in North Carolina, she enjoy's writing Children's picture books, Young Adult, and Poetry.

One of her favorite books to share is about a bowling pin named Pinny. Her debut novel - Searching For Darkness and it's sequel are now available via Amazon, Kindle, BN.com, etc. She also has a poetry collection that has been published called The Art of Words.

Leah has won several awards for individual poems. It is also available in the mentioned stores. 

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