Welcome to the website of Julia Kershetsky, a New York and Philadelphia based actress and singer. Julia is a graduate of Penn State’s vocal performance program and a native of Berks County, Pennsylvania. She is also a graduate of Master of Musical Theatre Performance and an Advanced Certificate in Vocal Pedagogy from New York University’s Steinhardt Music Program.
Julia has been seen in a variety of musical, dramatic, and comedic roles with companies in Delaware, New Jersey, New York, and Pennsylvania. She performs primarily in New York City and Philadelphia.
As an actress Julia has played everything from Helena in A Midsummer Night’s Dream (twice!) – to Marvel Ann in Psycho Beach Party. Some of her favorite roles along the way include Terry Randall in Stage Door, Diana in Lend Me A Tenor, Edith Zuckerman/Lamb in Charlotte’s Web.
As a musical theatre performer Julia has performed a wide array of roles, ranging from turn-of-the-century showgirl Evelyn Nesbitt in Ragtime! to prim and proper Sarah Brown in Guys & Dolls. She has also appeared as Hodel in Fiddler on the Roof, and taken numerous smaller roles classic musicals including Kiss Me, Kate, The Secret Garden, and The Sound of Music.
Equally at home in classic and new works, Julia has also appeared in several world premiere productions, including P-Funk Posse, and helped to create devised works through the Philadelphia Live Arts/Philly Fringe Festival.
As a classical singer, Julia has performed in classical and opera choruses, as well as taken leading roles as a Soprano. She has performed with the Reading Symphony Orchestra, Berks’ Opera Workshop, and Penn State Opera Theatre. Her favorite roles include Donna Elvira in Don Giovanni, and Susanna in The Marriage of Figaro.
As a musical theatre and cabaret performer, Julia has performed in New York and Philadelphia. She is part of the cabaret duo, Soprano Friends, which is dedicated to performing and sharing legitimate treble music with all. She is currently touring with her one-woman Rosemary Clooney tribute show, Come On-A My House.
In addition to her performing, Julia has taught voice for over a decade. She is currently a Performing Arts Master Teacher with CAP21 Theatre Arts Program at Molloy University in New York City. At CAP21 Julia teaches private voice lessons vocal tech courses to Broadway bound college students. Julia is also an vocal instructor at University of the Arts in Philadelphia, where she teaches Group Voice Lessons and Musical Theatre Preparation Classes to non-voice majors. She has also taught at the collegiate level at New York University.
Julia teaches private voice lessons, group lessons, and offers individual career consultations to clients across across the country through Starling Voice Studio, which she founded in 2011. She is a member of NATS (National Association of Teachers of Singing), The Voice Foundation, the New York Singing Teachers Association (NYSTA), the Musical Theatre Educators’ Alliance (MTEA), and PAVA (Pan American Vocology Association).
She has served as music director for productions at both Walnut Street Theatre in Philadelphia, PA and The Candlelight Theatre in Wilmington, DE.