Kelly attended college at the University of Iowa studying directing and design. In 2001 she became employed at Denver Center Company in the scene shop and at the Seawall Grand Ballroom as a lighting designer/technician for Special Events. She became involved in Platte Valley Players after moving to Brighton. In 2008, she began directing for PVP, She has worked as director and/or choreographer for Performance Now Theatre Company, Aurora Fox, Vintage Theatre, Coal Creek Community Theatre, Opera Colorado, Firehouse Theatre Company and Afterthought Theatre Company. She is a two-time Henry Award-winning choreographer for her choreography for The Music Man and Hairspray- both Performance Now Theatre Productions. Kelly also directed Platte Valley Players award-winning production of The Nina Variations by Steven Dietz. The Nina Variations was selected at the Colorado Community Theatre Festival to represent Colorado and the Rocky Mountain region at the National Theatre Festival in Grand Rapids, MI in 2015. At the national festival, PVP’s production was nominated for Best Production, Best Direction, Best Actor, Best Actress and Best Lighting. It received a third place finish at the competition. Additionally, Kelly has worked for Barbizon Lighting Company for 13 years providing supplies, service and expertise in theatrical lighting to virtually every theatre and school drama department in Colorado. She regularly presents lighting workshops at local and regional events such as the Colorado Thespians Conference, Alliance for Colorado Theatre, Rocky Mountain Theatre Association, and the Colorado Community Theatre Coalition. Kelly’s passion and expertise in theater has been an asset to Platte Valley Players and she loves producing and presenting high quality theater for the community of Brighton where she makes her home.