Performing Arts

Welcome to our new Performing Arts team!

Michael Sawzin is our new Director of Performing Arts and will be teaching Guitar, Sinfonia, and Instrumental Music. He is originally from Wilmington, OH and has lived on both the East and West Coast. He is a graduate of Wright State University with a dual Bachelor of Music degree with Honors in Music Education and Saxophone Performance. After graduating from WSU, Michael attended the Eastman School of Music where he completed a dual Master of Music degree in duel degree in Saxophone Performance/Literature and Music Education.

Lauren Loyer is our new Director of Vocal Music and will be teaching Women's Chorus, A Cappella, Show Choir, Beginning Piano, and Intermediate Piano. She is originally from Cincinnati and loves all kinds of music, from Hildegard and Tchaikovsky to Aretha Franklin and the Jonas Brothers. She is a graduate of UC's College-Conservatory of Music and completed her Master's Degree and Kodaly Certification at Capital University in 2019.

Nikki Ferry is our new Theatre Director and has returned to Cincinnati having spent the last twelve and a half years working and living in New York City. She holds a BFA in Acting from Wright State University, an MFA in Acting with a Classical Emphasis from Wayne State University and is a certified teacher of the Michael Chekhov Technique through the Great Lakes Michael Chekhov Consortium. We asked her what she was looking forward to at Ursuline and she displays a bit of her talent at the end of her video.

Click play on the images above to see why we are so happy to welcome these newest Lions to the Pride!

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: