Kelsey Siepser

I grew up on a horse farm in Pennsylvania. Aside from running around in the woods, my earliest interest was in ballet. The equestrian discipline has always been a part of my life, from training young horses to competing FEI dressage at an international level. 

My early education at Phillips Academy Andover allowed me to simultaneously pursue my passions for sports, art and theater. While attaining my BA at Smith College I focused on how to combine my interest in visual art with theater. While studying outside of MAdrid I co-directed and starred in a Spanish production of Sarah Kane’s 4.48 PSYCHOSIS while helping found a student theater company for the University of Alcalá. During my senior year at Smith I developed the live multimedia installation ELEUSIS for which I won the Tryon Prize for Outstanding work in Installation, Digital or Performance Art. 

After graduating I moved to New York where in addition to acting, I enjoyed directing a performance piece at Galapagos Art Space parodying the 2008 presidential race, and adapting a reading for Philip K. Dick’s UBIK performed at The Bushwick Starr for the SITE festival. One of my favorite endeavors was working with Per Brahe and the Studio 5 ensemble to create WHO IS AFRAID OF A HOT GLASS CAT NAMED DESIRE? I moved to LA last fall to pursue my MFA in acting at USC where I plan to graduate in 2013. If I'm not on campus you might catch me galloping around Griffith Park.