Ryan Kelly

Teacher, Acting

Ryan Kelly has been active in the entertainment industry for 22 years. Ryan’s career has spanned all mediums from stage to screen. As a singer and a dancer, select credits include: The House of Martin Guerre (CanStage), Mamma Mia (Mirvish), Cinderella & Robin Hood (Ross Petty), Living with Henry (Off Broadway), and Avenue Q (Citadel). Theatre credits include: JT LeRoy (Cabaret Co), The Normal Heart (Studio 180), I Have AIDS (Buddies In Bad Times), and Crush (Optic Heart). Film and TV credits include: Bitten (SyFy), Murdoch Mysteries (CBC), Saving Hope (CTV), People of Earth (TBS), Best Selling Murder (Incendo), Almost Audrey (Comedy Network), Queer As Folk (Showtime), and Cosmopolis (Cronenberg). Ryan has been in over 30 commercials. He teaches Acting at George Brown Dance.

Academic Credentials

Honours Diploma, Music Theatre Performance, Sheridan College, 1996

Areas Of Specialization

Acting for Dancers

Career Highlights

2012-present: Artist Educator for High Schools, Studio 180

2012-present: Drama Programmer, Children’s Garden Nursery School

2015: Drama Programmer, Stage Door Academy

2011-2014: Drama Programmer, Centre for Art & Soul

2010 – 2013: Personal Acting and Performance Coach

Other Activities

Stage Director and DramaturgeActive in over 15 productions with Fringe, Summerworks, Next Stage, and Rhubarb FestivalsMentorship through Theatre


Sterling Award, Best Ensemble: Avenue Q, 2015

Harold Award Recipient, 2014

Dora Mavor Moore Award Nomination, Best Featured Role: The Normal Heart, 2012

New York Music Theatre Award, Outstanding Performance: Living With Henry, 2012

Now Magazine’s Top Ten Theatre Performer, 2012

Canadian Comedy Award Nominee, Best Ensemble: Almost Audrey, 2009

Enroute Film Fest Winner: Broken Tulips, 2008

Dora Mavor Moore Award, Best Actor Independent Division: Will the Real JT LeRoy Please Stand Up?, 2007

Genie Award Nomination, Best Short Film: The Dog Walker, 2003

Best Actor Baja Film Fest: The Dog Walker, 2003