At Jeffersonville High School, it is our goal to create a learning environment that will enable every student to discover their individual unique gifts and talents. It is our hopes to enhance and expand on each child’s unique gifts and talents to ensure every child is college, career and life ready.
Mr. Ledbetter is an Atlanta native that spent the better part of a decade as an actor, director, and teacher in New York City. He has performed in film, Off-Broadway, and in Regional Theatres around the country. He holds his M.F.A in Acting from the Professional Actor Training Program at UNC Chapel Hill, and is a proud member of Actors Equity.
He was an instructor of Movement for Actors at UNC-Chapel Hill where he received the Future Faculty Fellowship Award. He has also taught at the University of North Georgia and at the Youth Performing Arts School in Louisville.
He is a member of the National Alliance of Acting Teachers where completed the Teacher Development Program. He is also a member of the Uta Hagan Teacher's Lab at HB Studio in NYC and the Michael Chekov Association. He regularly studies with Christopher Bayes at the Pandamonium Studio in NYC.
He has studied acting with the distinguished Larry Moss and Bob Krakower, Shakespeare with John Basil, Anton Chekov with Slava Dolgachev, and has studied speech extensively with the Knight-Thompson Speechwork®. His teaching focus is in the areas of psychophysical acting, clown, movement, script analysis and speech.
Mr. Ledbetter currently teaches Theatre Production for Seniors, Advanced Acting, Theatre Arts , and Dual Credit Speech through Indiana University.
As a student, Mr. Broady began his theater experience began right here on the same stage as he was an active part of the JHS theater scene and was fortunate to be a part of the first show from Jeffersonville to be selected to perform on the main stage at the International Thespian Festival, Phantom.
In the past he has enjoyed leading groups and individuals of all ages in all types of settings including children’s choruses, church worship bands, student orchestras, high school choirs, and a number of private pupils as well.
He is most thrilled now to be teaching vocal music, piano, and musical theater at his alma mater and is delighted to help lead the return to live performances here in southern Indiana.
"Momma Jo" Polk is a Jeff High 1993 Alumni and has been the costumer at Jeffersonville High School for 4 years. She began doing theatre at the age of 15 when she joined the St. Matthews Vogue Theatre performers as a "Transylvanian" in the live performance of the Rocky Horror Picture Show. A year later she auditioned and earned the role of Columbia which she performed for 2 years. During this time Jo learned from some of the best drag performers about costuming on a budget.
She has costumed for Parkview Middle School, Hazelwood Middle School, Clarksville Little Theatre, Theatre Works, EDU and Drake Dance Academy.
In 2018 she revisited performing onstage at the Scott County Museum Theatre Troop and performed the role of Dinah in the Dixie Swim Club. Although it felt good to perform live theatre again, Jo's heart remains backstage as the Costume Designer.
Check back soon for more information about Brad!
Cami Glauser is thrilled to be with the JHS Theatre Arts Program! She was here in the spring as the choreographer of Oklahoma! She loves creating, collaborating, and working with students of all ages. Locally, she has worked with many schools & studios creating programs and shows that fit the needs of the school, including Floyd Central Theatre Arts, Virginia Chance School, Greathouse/Shyrock Elementary, Dancesensation and the Derby Dinner Arts Academy. For the past 9 years, she has both acted and directed at Derby Dinner Playhouse and StageOne Family Theater. Before that, she lived in NYC and toured around the country and world with Madagascar LIVE! (United Kingdom & China) and Angelina Ballerina (U.S. and Canada). She has a BFA in Musical Theatre from Point Park University. When she’s not working in the theatre, you can find her teaching yoga and meditation at 502 Power Yoga and various places throughout Kentuckiana. Big thanks to Derrick Ledbetter and Kyle Broady for giving her a place to play and create!
Sara Drake started dance training at the age of three and began choreographing musicals for Silver Creek High School Theater at 14. She majored in BFA Dance Performance at Ball State University where she was a member of the ballet company for four years.
After college she began her professional career dancing at Kings Island. Since then she has toured with magician Steve Zigmont and spent a year dancing in Anthony Reed's Magic Show in Saipan. She danced for five seasons in Branson, Missouri. Her credits there include The Shoji Tabuchi Show, Brett Daniels Magic and Beyond, Dino's Christmas Spectacular (which was nationally televised), and the Clay Cooper Show. She worked for two years as a dancer / showgirl in the world famous Folies Bergere in Las Vegas.
Her television credits include dancing parts on "The World Series of Poker", "Chris Angel Mindfreak", "The Academy of Country Music Awards", "Dino's Christmas Special" and "The Surreal Life All-stars". Sara has been teaching and assisting dance classes for 30 years and opened Drake Dance Academy in 2010.