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Carol Wellman Kelly


Trained in Dance with a BA from Victorian College of The Arts, Carol’s professional experience is diverse in the genres of dance, theatre, puppetry, opera and musicals. Her 35 years of professional practice includes dance performance, teaching, choreographing, directing, facilitating and management and has taken her to many parts of the globe.

Carol danced in professional contemporary dance companies across Australia before heading to London for seven years to work as a dancer, teacher, choreographer in the UK and Europe. This included two productions with English National Opera at the London Coliseum.

Returning to Australia, she became Assistant Director for Australian Dance Theatre with Artistic Director, Garry Stewart, creating significant main-stage works which she toured extensively across Europe, UK, Asia and the USA.

Carol is currently an independent freelance Dance/Theatre artist. Roles include: Rehearsal director for numerous Tasdance professional dance productions In Tasmania and touring Vic and NSW. Choreographer for State Theatre Company of SA and Windmill Theatre Company Musical Theatre productions: Pinocchio and Rumplestiltskin, both of which have toured internationally, along with movement direction on many theatre plays and productions. Artistic advisor, project manager and workshop leader for Restless Dance Theatre, Movement Lecturer at Flinders University Drama department and Adelaide College of the Arts Dance department where she has just remounted Garry Stewart’s full length work Birdbrain for 17 dance students.

Carol is dedicated to creating access to the arts for all and is a trained Audio Describer for blind and partially sighted people.

Performances with state opera south australia