London born and bred, Kelly is a working-class queer single mum, dyslexic, academic and performance artist. She is a noisy, feisty, hot mess. Her performance work is fun, interactive and is always about class and gender.
After graduating from the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama in 2011 Kelly went on to complete an MA in Performance and Creative Research at the University of Roehampton. She is currently a PhD student with Anglia Ruskin University, Cambridge. Her practice-as-research project playfully explores performance aesthetics and investigates how art forms relate to our cultural and political identity.
Kelly's practice is embedded in social engagement. She has been the artist-in-residence with the Live Art Development Agency, researching class and cultural privilege and the artist-in-residence with Canterbury Christ Church University for their Tate Exchange project exploring social marginalisation.
Kelly is a visiting lecturer at the University of East London on the (BA) Drama, Applied Theatre and Performance course.