Kelly Burke, United States / United Kingdom
Kelly Burke is a performer and writer from Denver, Colorado. She graduated summa cum laude with a degree in English and Women’s Studies from Hobart and William Smith Colleges in Geneva, NY, then moved to London in 2006 to train at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art.
While in London, Kelly’s work has spanned the West End, film, fringe theatre, and immersive cabaret. As a writer and theatre-maker, her practice is focused on women’s stories, often collaging historical texts to explore contemporary themes. She is particularly fascinated by the reliability - and ownership - of narrative, and by ideas around expatriation.
Kelly is an advocate for inclusive representation across the performing arts industry, and sits on several activist groups. She currently chairs UK Equity’s Women’s Committee.