May 2022 Graduate

Lisa Kelly

Lisa Kelly has been seeking attention since she could talk. So naturally, at the ripe old age of four, she decided acting was her destiny after she developed a searing and enduring crush on Daniel Radcliffe. 

Lisa was born and raised in Victoria, attended high school on the Gold Coast, and moved to England alone at 18 years old to “do the London thing” before eventually settling in Sydney in 2016. After taking screen classes with the Sydney Actors Collective, and her indie theatre Debut in Pygmalion at New Theatre in 2019, she decided to audition for ACA’s flagship Bachelor Program on a whim. Throughout her training Lisa explored a range of challenging, versatile roles that have seen her thrive. 

Lisa’s past roles at ACA include: Rhonda – Who’s Afraid of the Working Class? (dir. Johann Walraven), Dabby Bryant – Our Country’s Good (dir. Troy Harrison), Kristine – A Doll’s House (dir. Francesca Savige), Helena – All’s Well That Ends Well (dir. Damien Ryan), Claudius – Hamlet (dir. Anthony Skuse), Tesman – Hedda Gabler (dir. Eve Beck), Lady Croom – Arcadia (dir. Adam Cook), Doreen/Agave – A Mouthful of Birds (dir. Lucy Burke), and Becca – Rabbit Hole (dir. Kim Hardwick.) 

Outside of acting, Lisa enjoys knitting, dance, singing, comedy and writing, and is over the moon to be entering this illustrious industry as a performer and artist. 


Live Theatre Scene

Screen Tests