As K. Nichols Studio’s resident “Shakes-pert,” some might assume Kelly would be a stickler for the rules and a tad stuffy, but that is not the case! Kelly infuses her lessons on Shakespeare or "Billy Shakes" as she lovingly refers to him with play. This sense of play extends throughout her teaching and performing.A native of Massachusetts, Kelly studied musical theater at NYU Tisch School of the Arts. There, Kelly discovered a passion for voice and speech work. Kelly’s studies sent her across the pond to study Shakespeare in Performance at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art in London. Most recently, Kelly’s love of travel and acting combined; she toured the country playing Laura in ArtsPower National Touring Theater’s LAURA INGALLS WILDER. Kelly was a member of the inaugural ensemble of the Shakespeare Academy @ Stratford and has trained in the Lucid Body Method as well as with Shakespeare & Company. When Kelly is not performing, she works as the Program Director for the Shakespeare Academy @ Stratford in Connecticut. In her free time, Kelly enjoys doing yoga, cooking, and exploring all the best restaurant deals NYC has to offer.