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Travis Kelley - Program Headshot Photographer

Travis Kelley

Travis Kelley – A native Texan, began his career as a dancer at the High School for Performing and Visual Arts in Houston, TX and continued his education at Southern Methodist University in Dallas, TX where he graduated Cum Laude receiving a BFA in Dance Performance. The summer after graduation he flew to Edinburgh, Scotland to perform in the International Fringe Festival before starting his job as a principal dancer with The Dayton Ballet. He has since performed both on Broadway and the 1st National Tour of Twyla Tharp and Billy Joel’s Movin’ Out, played Ephraim in Seven Brides for Seven Brother’s, and performed featured roles at the Kennedy Center Honors, Lincoln Center, Carnegie Hall, and many other renowned stages in various productions. His performing career has afforded him the great fortune of seeing the world and enjoying some amazing experiences, but it wasn’t until 2007 that he picked up his first camera. Travis’ passion for photography had been growing for several years before he finally dove into the professional realm in 2009 after completing the North American Tour of Dirty Dancing. Since then, he has been lucky enough to work with several established commercial photographers learning the tricks of the trade. In 2011 he had his debut gallery exhibition in Manhattan where multiple pieces saw their world premiere. Travis has shot major advertisements in national publications like Cosmopolitan Magazine, ad campaigns for multiple fitness companies, and headshots for the stage and screen’s finest performers.