Kelly is the Community and Educational Outreach Director of the Mighty Quinn Foundation. Kelly is theater-maker who believes in the magic of ensemble, storytelling, and humor. She studied Musical Theater at NYU/ Tisch School of the Arts, as a proud member of the New Studio on Broadway, adnd also studied Shakespeare in Performance at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art. Kelly was a member of the inaugural ensemble of the Shakespeare Academy @ Stratford in CT. and in the first Alumni Company.
Kelly leads the Mighty Quinn's educational outreach programs, oversees Shakespeare Academy's Alumni Company, and forges strong community and artistic partnerships to foster diverse opportunities not only for the Alumni Company but also to bring arts education and creative opportunities at low or no cost to Stratford and the surrounding communities of Fairfield County.
In 2018, for the fourth year in a row we brought an international Shakespeare troupe from Cambridge University to give performances and workshops at the Stratford High Schools. We are delighted to say in 2018 we received a $5000.00 grant from The Stratford Rotary to create a teaching artist residency. During the residency 5 actors resided in Stratford and developed a 70 minute production of “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” which they performed for the middle school students at St. James, Wooster and Flood in Stratford and for the 9th grade at West Haven High School. The teaching artists also did workshops with the students after the performances. https://www.ctpost.com/local/article/Making-Shakespeare-approachable-in-Stratford-13455268.php