Name: Jennifer  OKelly
Department: Drama (Visual and Performing Arts Division)
Title: Instructor-PT, Drama: Play Production
Office Location:
Overcash, 300
Central Campus
Phone Number: (704) 330-6835
Fax Number: (704) 330-6435
Email Address:
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Lighting and Scenic Design Laboratory Courses
Educational Background:
UNC School of the Arts, MFA in Scene Design 1993

University of Texas at Arlington; BFA Sculpture and Painting, 1990
Educational Experience:
Professional Development workshop; Design Principles for Choreographers 2014 to present
Charlotte Dance Festival, Charlotte, NC

Central Piedmont Community College; Adjunct Scenic and Lighting Design Faculty 2014 to present
Performing Arts Department, Main Campus, Charlotte, NC

Guest Speaker; Salem College Conference for Women In Business 2013
Salem College, Winston-Salem, NC

IATSE Local 635 Education Committee 2007-present
Continuing Education and New Member Orientation

Authoring Action 2008-present
Faculty Visual Arts and Production Design Program; Lynn Rhoades, Executive Director

Piedmont Community College; 2007-2008
Art Department Operations Instructor and Art Direction Mentor

DADA Collective; Arts in Education Projects 2009-2015

Winston-Salem Forsyth County School System
Summer Enrichment, Resident Designer / Mentor 2008, 2016

alban elved dance company; Arts in Education Projects 2004-2008

Winston-Salem Youth Arts Institute 2005-2007
Director and Faculty Arts and Design Program Lynn Rhoades, Executive Director

Summer Workshops, Design and Scenic Painting for the Student of Dance
In Motion Dance Center 2003-2007
Arts Evangelica 2004-2005

University of Tennessee, Knoxville; Faculty 1994-1996
Scenic and Lighting Design Principals, Drafting, Rendering, Advanced Scenic Painting

North Carolina School of the Arts, Graduate Teaching Assistant 1990-1993
Scenic Painting Assistant and Paint Shop Manager
Visual Art,, Dance, Theatre, Orchestral Music, Mural Painting, Arts Mentorship
Other Information:
2017 NC Arts Council Grant Recipient for Art and Design Program development for Authoring Action.

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My Internet Links

Jennifer O'Kelly Artist

O'Kelly Design Studios