Performing Arts

Welcome Bethany Xan Jeffery!

We are excited to announce our new Theatre Director is Ms. Bethany Xan Jeffery!

Bethany is an alumna of Interlochen Arts Academy; she has studied abroad in Russia, completed RADA's Young Actor's Summer School in London and in 2009, was recognized by the National YoungArts Foundation with an Honorable Mention in Theatre. Bethany completed her master’s degree in Musical Theatre from the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland in Glasgow, Scotland. Prior to this, she graduated Magna Cum Laude with Honors and received a BFA in Musical Theater and a BFA in Acting from Pace University in New York City. She has performed in national and international Broadway tours, worked at Lincoln Center and the Lake Dillon Theatre Company and off-Broadway, she acted, played her French horn, flute, cornet, and sang!

As a creative, Bethany has directed and/or choreographed 30+ shows and concerts, served as an artistic director of a performing arts studio, taught private acting lessons, acting classes, and musical theatre dance classes. She has also led masterclasses for universities, high schools, middle schools, and theatre companies all over the world. Outside of the theater, Bethany is very passionate about psychology; more specifically, the relationship between the arts and mental health. Bethany serves as a behavior technician administering applied behavior analysis to kids with autism and has been working in the Children’s Cognitive Research Lab at the University of Cincinnati.

Welcome to UA Bethany!

Ursuline Academy Performing Arts is made up of choral and instrumental ensembles as well as theatrical performances. Students work together on the stage and as members of the crew to put on a variety of performances for the Ursuline community. Throughout the year, Ursuline Performing Arts presents the following events: