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Kelly Ford
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Kelly received her MFA, Masters of Fine Arts, degree in Theatre Performance at California State University, Long Beach. CSULB offered comprehensive acting training as well as an opportunity to work as an actress in a professional repertory company setting. The curriculum included Alexander techniques, Laban Efforts, Viewpoints, Gyrokinesis, Plastics, Movement for actors, IPA notation, Fitzmaurice, Linklater, study of modern playwrights, study of Ideologies, Shakespeare, Theatre History and study of a variety of acting techniques such as Konstatine Stanislavisky, Sanford Meisner, Robert Cohen, Michael Shurtleff, Lee Strasberg, Michael Chekhov, Viola Spolin, Stella Adler and Uta Hagen. Kelly emerged from this program armed with an extensive knowledge of acting, voice, movement, and theatre history. Additional training includes a BA in Performance from California State University, Fullerton, and a certificate of completion from the Professional Actors Conservatory.

Kelly is a full-time faculty member for the Theatre Arts Department at Chaffey College. Kelly directed Chaffey College Theatre Arts Department production of As You Like It, Romeo and Juliet, The Laramie Project, The Vagina Monologues and A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum. In addition to teaching, directing, and choreographing, Kelly is also an actress. Her previous productions include A Midsummer Nights Dream (Helena), Dreams of a Sunday Afternoon (Cristina), Pilgrims (Rose), Elfriede's Story (Grete), Lamarck (Sofie), An O.Henry Christmas (Marguerite), The Taming of the Shrew (Kate), A Midsummer Nights Dream (Titania), Much Ado About Nothing (Hero), The Sea Gull (Marsha), Ladies At the Alamo (Joanne), Private Lives (Sybil), Present Laughter (Liz), M. Butterfly (Renee) and Love Letters (Melissa). Her choreography credits include Long Beach Symphony Christmas Celebration, Fantasticks, A Christmas Carole, A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, The Wizard of Oz, South Pacific, Seven Brides, Brigadoon, Peter Pan, My Fair Lady, and Sound of Music.





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