Alison Kelly is the General Director of Chicago Folks Operetta and is an active performer. Her most notable role is Christine in "Phantom of the Opera", directed by Hal Prince, which she did for over 2 years. She has performed over 75 roles in operas, operettas and musicals with such companies as Natchez Opera, Ohio Light Opera, Drury Lane Oakbrook, Light Opera Works, New England Lyric Operetta, Opera for the Young, Chicago Folks Operetta, among many others. Ms. Kelly currently is a regular chorus member with the Chicago Symphony Chorus. She has been teaching for over 15 years. Former students include 2 which are currently performing on Broadway and many others who have gone on to earn music degrees in prominent universities. She has over 30 years experience in piano and teach beginning to intermediate piano students as well. Ms. Kelly teaches with and has a background in techniques which eliminate tensions; finding the most relaxed ways to sing or play and developing her students' abilities to express the music.