Kelly Quinn (Kilgore) was born in Japan and grew up in the dry plains of West Texas. She graduated from Abilene Christian University with a double BFA in Acting and Musical Theatre and a minor in Digital Media. She also holds an MFA in Acting from the University of Central Florida.
She received rave reviews for her first feature role, the wide-eyed hippie Harmony in Arcani Pictures’ BLOOD WIDOW. She has been seen in television, Web series, commercials, short films, live improv with the Alternative Comedy Theatre, and even doing stunts at Universal Orlando. Regional theatre credits include Shakespeare & Company, Orlando Shakespeare Theater, Orlando Repertory Theatre, Shakespeare Dallas, Orlando Fringe Festival, FringeNYC, etc.
Kelly is also an experienced acting teacher with teaching artist training through the Kennedy Center. She has taught/directed ages pre-K through adult at institutions such as the University of Central Florida, Valencia Community College, Fuji High School, Orlando Shakespeare Theater, Orlando Repertory Theatre, Chorus Abilene, etc. Her dialect coaching credits include Orlando Shakespeare Theater, Orlando Repertory Theatre, and Abilene Christian University. She is also an entrepreneur and co-founder of Atlanta-based acting and coaching service Wondergirls Productions.
In addition to her acting and coaching career, Kelly has spent time as a professional Web developer and ESL teacher (Japan, China). She plays piano and ukulele, and she was the original lead singer of Orlando blues band The Jinx Project. She is a certified pole fitness instructor through Spin City, teaches lyra (aerial hoops) at Vertical Joe’s Fitness, and volunteers at Best Friends Atlanta.