Kelli is no stranger to the stage, playing roles in the world premiere of Dennis DeYoung’s critically acclaimed and Jeff Award winning musical “The Hunchback of Notre Dame”; as Joanne in the Chicago-area premiere of "RENT"; and the Chicago premiere of the Jeff Award winning musical “Tomorrow Morning”. Kelli has also had the opportunity to share the stage with the fabulous Sally Struthers in “Hello Dolly”.
As a recording artist, Kelli has opened for acts such as Ronnie Milsap and Travis Tritt, recorded sessions at the infamous Sun Studios, and provided lead vocals for the "Secrets of the Clown" soundtrack.
Kelli Clevenger is a multi-talented performer who now calls Chicago her home. Kelli has had success both on stage and on camera and she is an award-winning actress, singer, dancer and choreographer.
Kelli is a Southern gal, born and raised in Memphis, TN and proud Magna Cum Laude graduate of the University of TN-Chattanooga with a B.S. in Physical Therapy. Kelli originally began entertaining as a dancer at age three with training in tap, jazz, ballet, and clogging. She created and choreographed for Memphis' first kids clogging team and went on to become a Gregory Hines Tap Challenge Finalist and a National Clogging Champion.
Kelli studied theatre at University of Tennessee Chattanooga and has had extensive on-camera training, including at Act One Studios Chicago, Acting Studio Chicago, and Blue Door Collective Chicago. She has had appearances on Prison Break (Fox TV), Leverage (TNT), The Promotion (Dimension Films), The Dark Knight (Warner Brothers), and Public Enemies (Universal Pictures). She has also had leading roles in award winning film productions: "Chemical 12-D" won Audience Choice Award at the Chicago Citywide Film Makers Film Festival; "Secrets of the Clown" won Best Horror Film at the 2007 NY International Independent Film Festival.