Keeli James is thrilled and humbled to co-own the Acting Studio location in Rockwall. Originally from Lubbock, she received her Bachelor of Arts in Music Education from DBU and began her professional performance career in Sweeney Todd, performed at the Meyerson. As a lifelong learner, she studies vocally with area mentors and has performed professionally at local and regional theatre companies, including Lyric Stage, Dallas Children’s Theatre, Garland Summer Musicals, Rockwall Summer Musicals, Pfamily Arts and The Plano Symphony Orchestra. Favorite roles/shows include Anna in The King & I, Laurie in Oklahoma!, Julie in Carousel, Grace in Annie, and the Baroness in The Sound of Music. Keeli was most recently seen at Brick Road Theatre Company playing Susan in Sondheim’s Company.
She has served on the Rockwall County Arts Alliance Board and also as President of the Guild and on the Rockwall Summer Musicals Board. She loves living and working creatively in DFW and loves doing life with her amazing husband Blake and their five incredible children. She is thankful and inspired every day to instill the drive for performance excellence in all of her students, in a nurturing professional setting.