Professor Kerns has been teaching singing in the Department of Theater, Film and Television at UCLA since the Fall of 1999.  Some of her past performing credits include the original Broadway production of NINE, Broadway's BIG RIVER, the 3rd National Tour of LES MISERABLES, the LA productions of BEAUTY AND THE BEAST and WICKED.  Film and tv work includes TITANIC, MRS. SANTA CLAUS, RAT RACE, CHRISTMAS WITH THE KRANKS, ER, NYPD BLUE and many others.  While she continues to teach and act, Ms. Kerns has also moved into directing theater.  Among the productions she has helmed are LA productions of GOING TO ST IVES, PRIDE AND PREJUDICE, THE TRAVELING LADY and regional theater productions of I DO, I DO!, THE TRIUMPH OF LOVE, THE FANTASTICKS, among others.