Sometimes credited as: Kelly Hirling Fouchi, Kelly Hirling
Vocal Range: Mezzo / Soprano · Height: 5'6" · Hair Color: Red · Eye Color: Brown · Special Skills: Wife & Mommy · Hometown: New Orleans · High School: Dominican · College: Tulane · Occupation: Perf Arts Studio Owner (Encore)/Managing Director of Rivertown Theaters for the Performing Arts
Kelly is a working professional in the local theatre community as a dancer, actress, singer, and choreographer. She is the owner and artistic director of Encore Studio of Dance, Tumbling, Music & Theatre, and enjoys sharing her passion and knowledge of the performing arts with her students and fellow performers. ...Read More
Kelly is a working professional in the local theatre community as a dancer, actress, singer, and choreographer. She is the owner and artistic director of Encore Studio of Dance, Tumbling, Music & Theatre, and enjoys sharing her passion and knowledge of the performing arts with her students and fellow performers.
As a young dance student, Kelly diversified her training by studying with several prominent local dance teachers, as well as attending conventions and workshops. As she continued, she received overall highest honors at several regional and national competitive dance events. Kelly began theatrical performing in her early teens, and attended NOCCA as a dance student. Kelly has also trained at dance studios in Los Angeles, Las Vegas, and New York, and attended Tulane University for Dance and Musical Theatre.
She has been employed as a dancer, performer and choreographer in many different facets including conventions in New Orleans, Las Vegas, and Miami, national commercials, a Mariah Carey video, educational software, and musical theatre. In New Orleans, Kelly has performed in over 60 musicals at various local theatres including Tulane Summer Lyric Theatre, Le Petit Theatre, Rivertown Repertory Theatre, and Jefferson Performing Arts Society. Theatre critics have written that her performances were “a highlight of the musical revue,” “performed to perfection,” “a director’s dream” and she “delivers musical comedy excitement and spectacular high kicks.”
As a choreogpapher, Kelly has created works for the University of New Orleans, Tulane Summer Lyric, Tulane Junior Lyric, Rivertown Repertory Theatre, Le Petit Theatre and Jefferson Performing Arts Society, as well as FourFront Theatre. Her performances and choreography have been awarded Big Easy, Storer Boone Award (a local theatre award whereby outstanding works are nominated and voted on by one’s peers), Marquis Awards and Ambie Awards She served on the faculty at NOCCA Academy as a jazz and tap teacher, and has received Ancillary Certification by the State of Louisiana to teach Fine Arts.