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"... unfathomable, almost-robot like ability to learn multiple tracks in what seems like seconds"

~Kirk Sheppard



Kaela O'Connor is a graduate of the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music (CCM) where she obtained her BFA in Musical Theatre and the Guildford School of Acting in Guildford, England, where she obtained her MFA, also in Musical Theatre. 

She is now splitting time between NYC and London and has the right to work in both countries!


A Jersey Girl ™ born and raised, she fell in love with the theatre when her grandmother took her to see Cathy Rigby in Peter Pan at the age of 4.  Since then, she has never lost sight of the magic that theatre can bring.


While in Cincinnati, she had the wonderful opportunity of working two summers at Kings Island Entertainment as both a dance captain and swing. She covered a total of 8 tracks her first summer and 6 tracks her second, earning herself the nickname, 'Robot'.  She later took that newly learned skill into school where she swung all five principal roles in Carrie, The Musical on top of the role she was playing, and was brought in to learn the entirety of Singin' In the Rain  in one week after another actor fell ill.  

She currently serves as the Artistic Director and Co-Director of Musical Theatre Company at Class Act Performing Arts Studio (CAPAS) in South Orange, NJ.  She has also taught Tap, Advanced Audition Techniques, and  Musical Theatre Dance Styles, and regularly subs Voice, Lyrical, Jazz, Hip Hop, and kids Musical Theatre classes. Since beginning her work at CAPAS, she has choreographed productions of "Carrie, The Musical", "Sweeney Todd", "Spring Awakening", "Head Over Heels" and "Pippin" along with many numbers for their 2016 - 2023 January Revues and numerous numbers for their competing Dance Company. 

Thanks for visiting this website! Take a look around and stay tuned for more updates!  Feel free to contact Kaela for any more information you may need or questions you may have...or if you just want to say "Hi!" That's cool too :-)


Since obtaining my MFA, I have signed with Principal Artistes, in London.


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I'm excited to announce that I will be working on the choreography for Class Act Performing Arts Studio's  upcoming production of...

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