Kelly’s formal training includes a BFA from Denison University (DU Award for outstanding performance by a woman) and a certificate of Merit from the London Shakespeare Studio. While at Denison, she was a founding member of the improv comedy group Burpee’s Seedy Theatrical Company with Steve Carell.
Kelly learned to direct by working on Broadway under Mike Nichols, Neil Simon and Gordon Davidson. She has directed original theater works for The Lab Theater, The Performance Workshop, and The HBO Aspen Comedy Festival. Kelly has written and produced on pilots and series for NBC, CBS, ABC, FOX and WB.