Everything Else

Nina is a renaissance woman, one of those gifted people who is very good at very many things.
— Ava DuVernay, Filmmaker. Founder of Array Now


Spoken Soul 215 (SS215) is a collective of artists, friends and colleagues Perry "Vision" DiVirgilio( Philadelphia Youth Poetry Movement/PYPM) , Erica "RhapsodE" Hawthorne-Manon(Small But Mighty Arts), Reuben Jones (Frontline Dads), "Just Greg" Corbin (Philadelphia Youth Poetry Movement/PYPM), Stephanie "Rhythm" Keene (Incense Trap and Yoga) and Nina "Lyrispect" Ball. The Harvest (hosted and launched by SS215) was co-founded by poet Perry "Vision" DiVirgilio and April Harley, founder of Buje concepts, in 2009. Because of my background in film, I launched and lead curation a Harvest media pre-show to highlight emerging projects, filmmakers, musicians and media makers. I now serve as co-executive producer of The Harvest Open Mic and Showcase Experience, a relaxed-vibe creative space. Below is coverage of a themed night at the Harvest by MyNewPhilly.Com

Array Releasing (formerly AFFRM): In 2011 I began working with a small team of passionate Mavericks (volunteers) and headquarters leadership to organize, strategize, and execute our film releases on a national and local level. With a desire to carry the work forward, I created a manual of our best practices. I began as our local Philadelphia Captain and became the first official National Maverick Captain for the organization.

More about ARRAY: www.arraynow.com

BLACK GIRLS ROCK!: Beginning in 2010 I worked in roles ranging from lead writing instructor and mentor, to co-organizer and director for our international camp for “Leadership and Excellence”.

More about BLACK GIRLS ROCK!: http://www.blackgirlsrockinc.com/

ART: I’ve had the honor of being the subject of art by Tatyana Fazlalizadeh, Alvin Burts, Lavett Ballard, Bernard Collins and T.Elliot Mansa.

Let's create something together.


  • Performance (stage/screen)
  • Voiceover
  • Commissioned poetry
  • Education/business workshops
  • Curriculum development
  • Event hosting/curation


  • African American Chamber of Commerce
  • African American Museum of Philadelphia
  • AmeriHealth Mercy Family of Companies
  • Amherst College
  • Array
  • Art Sanctuary
  • Asian Arts Initiative
  • Barnes Foundation
  • Congreso de Latino Unidos
  • Fourth Wall Arts
  • Hip H’Opera Project
  • Kayuh Bicycles
  • Mighty Engine
  • NAACP  
  • National Philanthropy Network
  • New York University 
  • Opera Philadelphia
  • Painted Bride
  • Philadelphia Museum of Art
  • Philadelphia Youth Poetry Movement
  • Ride Indego 
  • Temple University
  • Milton Academy
  • Muhlenberg College
  • Uniquely You Summit
  • Westphal College of Media Art and Design