Kelly graduated from her classical voice studies at Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts (WAAPA) at the end of 2015. During her time there she performed roles including Ariel in Purcell’s The Tempest and First Witch in Dido and Aeneas, Cobweb in Britten’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream, and Sister Viani/Governess in the world premiere of Johannes Leubbers’ Melba. She also sang as a Quartet Member in Adamo’s Little Women, and as a chorus member of Tippet’s A Child of our Time, Rossini’s Stabat Mater and Mendelssohn’s Elijah.
After her time at WAAPA, Kelly spent a year living in Florence, Italy, studying voice with Halina Moretti-Pananti and learning Italian at the Scuola Leonardo da Vinci. Returning to Australia, she moved to Melbourne to continue her studies and has since performed with BK Opera in its productions of Mozart’s Abduction (Die Entführung aus dem Serail) and the Glück double bill Orphée et Euridice / Iphigénie en Tauride, as well as stage managing Dirty, Sexy, Opera at the Butterfly Club.