I educate through ensemble-based work, ensuring that my performers understand that quality performances do not just lie in acting, but through understanding and respecting all areas of theatre. I focus heavily on integration of music, puppetry, movement, sound, choreography and lighting into their performance. It is in these ways that I believe young people become valued collaborators and true theatre artists. 

Safe Schools
Revenge of the Space Pandas
Student designers for Narnia
Beauty in Rough Stone
Twelfth Night
Shaking Earth
Summer Arts Academy
Student Designers, Narnia
Mother Hicks
Narnia, summer adventure camp
Narnia, winter 2015
Narnia, winter 2015
Narnia, winter 2015
Gulliver's Travels
Gulliver's Travels
CrossTown Theatre Troupe

Educational Highlights

Undesirable Elements: Voices of Muslim Identity - 2016/2017

Nufonia Must Fall - 2016

Global Spark! - 2014 - 2015

Young Actors Guild Summer Academy, 2012 - 2015

CrossTown Theatre, 2012 - 2014

Math Dance, 2010 - 2011

Ann Arbor Civic Theatre, Jr. - 2010 - 2012

"I really love working with Kelly. She's extremely welcoming and kind and very easy to work with. Working with her is oodles of fun and always a blast. I would love to work with her even more!" -Erin, age 13

"Kelly is the best director ever! At my first play, I was nervous about people being my friends, but Kelly helped me get through it." -Owen, age 11