RONLEY TEPER was born in South Africa and grew up in Toronto. A self-taught musician, she has been an active composer and member of the Toronto arts scene for over a decade. She has toured extensively through the US, Europe, and Canada, and has been broadcast on numerous CBC, BBC and college and university radio programs. In early 2010, she was invited as a guest speaker at the first TEDx talks in Bangkok, Thailand. During this trip, alongside the conference, she organized vocal improvisation music workshops for middle school children in Bangkok International Schools, and performed throughout the country. She recently returned from ANIMA artist residency in Mexico, where she produced a twenty minute interdisciplinary work based on the theme "Culture, Land, Heritage" exhibited in a gallery in Guadalajara.