first experienced One-Act Play as a high school student, where she had the good fortune of participating at the State meet at 5A. She went on to earn a BFA in performance from Southern Methodist University and and MA in Theatre History and Directing from Texas State with an emphasis in directing. She has also studied at the British American Dramatic Academy and Shakespeare & Company. Kelsey is a member of Actors' Equity and has earned several awards and nominations for her work on Austin-area stages. She has taught at the middle school, high school, and university levels, and has also directed professionally in Austin. Currently she works as the Fine Arts Coordinator at Texas Education Agency. Her objective as a critic judge is to support directors in their educational goals for their students and to provide the students with a positive OAP experience.