Kalean is an award winning actress, singer, and interdisciplinary artist based in Los Angeles. She has performed at The Kirk Douglas Theatre, Theatre @ Boston Court, REDCAT, Highways Performance Space, The Actors’ Gang, The Getty Villa among others. She has worked with critically acclaimed theatre companies such as Critical Mass Performance Group, Independent Shakespeare Company, Four Larks Theatre and CalArts Center for New Performance. Her recent LA credits include: "The Snow Geese" (Viktorya), "A Midsummer Night's Dream" (Titania), “The Tempest” (Ariel), “Richard III” (Margaret), “Othello” (Desdemona) with Independent Shakespeare Co., “Paul Sand Presents: Kurt Weill at the Cuddlefish Hotel” at the Actors’ Gang, “Pericles” (Marina) with Independent Shakespeare Co., “The Temptation of St. Antony” (Queen Sheba) with Four Larks Theatre (Ovation Award Winner), “Purple Electric Play” (The Vital Organ) at Machine Project, “Twelfth Night” (Viola) with Independent Shakespeare Company, “Prometheus Bound” (Chorus) directed by Travis Preston with CalArts Center for New Performance/ Getty Villa, and the title role of “Alcestis” directed by Nancy Keystone with Critical Mass Performance Group/ Theatre @ Boston Court. Other LA favorites include: “Camino Real” (Esmeralda) directed by Jessica Kubzansky at the Theatre @ Boston Court and “Jomama Jones: Radiate!” (Sweet Peach) at The Kirk Douglas Theatre. Opera roles include: “Both Eyes Open” (Catherine) with First Look Sonoma, “Light and Power” (Tesla) with wildUp at the Hammer Museum, “The Mortal Thoughts of Lady Macbeth” (Witch) directed by Yuval Sharon, as well as CalArts roles, “Fairy Queen” (Hermia), “The Magic Flute” (Second Lady), “Winter’s Child/ Moth” (Bird), and “Dice Thrown” a chance operations opera by John King. Outside of Los Angeles, Kalean has also worked in Minneapolis at Pillsbury House Theatre and was part of “CalArts Plays Itself” in Germany @ PACT Zollverein. She received her Master of Fine Arts in Acting from California Institute of the Arts and her Bachelor of Music in Vocal Performance from the University of California at Santa Cruz.
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