Kelsey is thrilled to be part of the YANY team! As the new Residency Manager, she will oversee multiple programs and provide support to our school partners and Teaching Artists. Originally from Texas, Kelsey moved to NYC to pursue her passion for theater. After receiving her MFA in Acting from the New School for Drama, she decided to dedicate herself to something she is equally passionate about: providing as many children as possible with an arts education. Kelsey strongly believes that creative expression is key in helping our youth learn how to communicate thoughtfully, express truthfully, and experience authentically. She is inspired by how free and insightful young people are in their creativity and is proud to be part of an organization who fosters that.