Kelly is a Chicago actress, writer and teaching artist. She previously worked in Los Angeles where she trained, taught and performed professionally. Since moving to Chicago, Kelly has helped facilitate four different CPS theater education programs at Senn Arts, Kelvyn Park, Bronzeville Scholastic and Wells High Schools, and piloted a CPS elementary program at Gellespie Elementary. In addition to teaching with Dream Big, Kelly works with The American Theater Company and the Beverly Arts Center. She specializes in helping students devise their own work, and believes fully in the power of imagination, improvisation and fun. She received her BA in Acting from Emerson College in Boston, MA.