KELLEY JANE DAVIES
ACTRESS. SINGER. TEACHING ARTIST.
Originally from Avon, CT, Kelley made her way into the world of theatre at age 9 as a burping, boisterous "Red Head" in a Hartford Children's Theatre production of The Snow Queen. Ever since, Kelley's been drawn to working in all kinds of theatre and performance, across genres. Kelley went to The Greater Hartford Academy of the Arts through her high school years and graduated from Emerson College's BFA in Musical Theatre program.
Kelley has spent much of her career performing in plays and musicals at a variety of regional houses in the Northeast. Kelley won the 2017 and 2018 New Hampshire Professional Theatre Awards for Best Supporting Actress for her work as Young Camille in The Waltz and Elaine in The Graduate, both at The Winnipesaukee Playhouse. Past favorite credits of Kelley's include: Lydia Bennet in Austen's Pride at ACT of CT, Mary in Mary's Wedding at The Winnipesaukee Playhouse, Ensemble in Mamma Mia at The Ivoryton Playhouse, Sherlock Holmes in Ken Ludwig's Baskerville at The Seacoast Repertory Theatre, and Fleur de Lis in Prohibition The Musical with Norwegian Creative Studios.
Alongside performing, Kelley has a great passion for teaching and arts engagement on a community level. Kelley is currently pursuing her Masters in Theatre Education at the City College of New York. She is a resident teaching artist with Shadowbox Theatre Company and hopes to expand her teaching artistry roster in the coming year.
When she's not performing, Kelley loves to run, hike, practice yoga, binge Netflix, and do puzzles. She's is a maxxinista and a nerd at heart.
Over the past two years, Kelley has started working towards her Masters in Science at The City College of New York in their Theatre Education program. Amongst studying, Kelley has continued to work professionally, acting and singing for the Winnipesaukee Playhouse, as well as Princess Cruises. When she's not performing, and not in class, Kelley is a resident teaching artist for Shadowbox Theatre Company, working with mostly elementary students all over New York City. Check out her recent endeavors!
I COULD'VE DANCE ALL NIGHT (INSIDE)
In early quarantine, I started teaching an online MT Scene Study class with Portsmouth Academy of Performing Arts (The Seacoast Repertory Theatre's Youth Program). This was some of the subject matter....