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Kelley Abbey

Kelley Abbey

Choreographer

Kelley Abbey is one of Australia's most accomplished creative directors, choreographers and performers in film, TV and musical theatre.

For 25 years Kelley has worked both nationally and internationally. Kelley began her career in lead musical theatre roles with Australia's most prestigious production companies, winning Green Room, Mo, Variety Heart and Helpmann awards.

Kelley's Creative Director & Choreographer credits include: the critically acclaimed Salome for Opera Australia, Fame — The Musical, Footloose, Grease: the Arena Spectacular, Hedwig and The Angry InchXanadu, the 2012 Victorian State Schools Spectacular, and The Boy from Oz, which earned her a Helpmann Award for Best Choreography.

As Choreographer & Guest Judge: So You Think You Can Dance (Australia and USA), Superstars of Dance (USA), working alongside Nigel Lythgoe, Ultimate High School Musical, Packed to the Rafters, and Dance Academy 3.

In film, Kelley’s choreographer credits include: In Her Skin with Guy Pearce and Miranda Otto, Goddess, and choreographer, lead performer and creative motion capture consultant on the OSCAR winning feature film Happy Feet.

In 2014 Kelley joined the creative team as resident director in Baz Lurhman's stage production of Strictly Ballroom.