London born and bred, I'm a working-class queer single mum, dyslexic, academic and performance artist; a noisy, feisty, hot mess. My 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 I went on to complete an MA in Performance and Creative Research at the University of Roehampton. I'm currently a PhD student with Anglia Ruskin University, Cambridge. My practice-as-research project playfully explores performance aesthetics and investigates how art forms relate to our cultural and political identity.

 

My practice is embedded in social engagement. I've 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.

 

I'm also a visiting lecturer at the University of East London on the (BA) Drama, Applied Theatre and Performance course. 

 

 

"Common, Council and Clever - Kelly is everything we've always dreamed of." - Scottee

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