Hilary Kelman is a professional actor, producer, and educator raised in Kansas City. She holds an MFA from East 15 Acting School in the United Kingdom and a BA from the University of Kansas. She has performed in a variety of productions in NYC, regionally, and internationally including as performer/teaching artist with Merry-Go-Round Playhouse and Hampstead Stage Company, bringing youth theatre and arts education to students of one-room schoolhouses to large urban schools. She believes arts education and play are paramount for the development of empathetic, confident, and resourceful children. Recently, Hilary has toured with Ladies in Waiting: The Judgement of Henry VIII as Catherine of Aragon in London, the Edinburgh Festival Fringe and throughout the United States. In the spring, she will appear with Southwest Shakespeare Company in both Henry IV, Part I as well as a co-production of Ladies in Waiting.