hey, I'm Kelsey.
she // her // hers
I was born & raised on a farm in Portland, OR. & am now an NYC-based performer and creator. I am deeply committed to creating art that crosses barriers and connects us. Thanks for dropping in.
I grew up riding horses and aspired to be a horse trainer until I realized that the thing I loved most about riding was the costumes I wore to the horse shows - it became clear that theatre was where I belonged. I performed professionally in the local theatre scene in my hometown of Portland, OR. and did musicals, plays and puppetry as well as a brief stint in competitive dance. In 2018 I was nominated for Best Supporting Actress at the Portland Area Musical Theatre Awards and in 2019 I won the PAMTA for Best Actress in the musical Hedwig and the Angry Inch. I earned my BFA in Acting from New York University Tisch School of the Arts and live in New York City full time. My skillset includes multiple styles of singing, puppetry, Shakespeare, comedy, and dance. While in quarantine I have gained an expertise at technical production of livestreams and run a consulting practice for livestream production.