About Me

“Acting is the ability to dream on cue”

-Ralph Richardson

Hi! My name is Maria Kelley and I am on quite an amazing journey. I was born and raised in Rochester, Minnesota which was a wonderful place to grow up. My love for acting started at an early age after my parents put me in theatre camp (thinking it would better focus my energy). I made my onstage debut as Boy With Trumpet in The Music Man jr two weeks later and found myself totally hooked on theatre. Afterwards, I became very active in theatre everywhere-in school, as well as in the community. I moved to Springfield, Missouri to attend Missouri State University in their BFA Musical Theatre program lead by Robert Westenberg. I’ve had amazing opportunities to perform at MSU as well as professionally. I now live in New York City and am loving every minute!

I like (In alphabetical order): Adventure, Architecture, Coconut Milk, Coffee, Dogs, History, Learning, Lilies, People, Puppets, Sloths, Storytelling, Summer, and Sushi.

I dislike (Also in alphabetical order): Cantaloupe.