Mrs. Kelly Fey Bolender
Kelly Fey Bolender is the Arts Education Program Manager for Americans for the Arts. In this role, she manages advocacy projects, coalition building, resource development, and strategic partnerships to increase equitable access and participation in arts education across the country.
She previously served as Associate Director of Education of the Boch Center in Boston, MA, where she led the its flagship arts-based youth leadership and employment programs, including the nationally-recognized City Spotlights Summer Leadership Program and Teen Leadership Council, and developed arts-based literacy curriculum for the Target Arts In-School Residency Program and the Dudley Library Arts Festival. She also worked extensively in college and career readiness programming for high school students, developing innovative programming for the Boch Center and the Universities at Shady Grove.
She earned a Master’s in Theatre Education with a concentration in Theatre and Community from Emerson College, a Bachelor's degree in Media and Communication Studies from the University of Maryland, Baltimore County, and a certification in the Advancing Youth Development curriculum for youth workers.