Kelley Parker is a television and live entertainment producer based out of Los Angeles, California. With a background in Creative Direction, Kelley has a unique skill set that allows her to bridge the gap between creative, production, and technical needs with grace. Her leadership and vision have helped bring numerous projects to great critical and financial success. Kelley has a passion for what she does, and is always looking for innovative new ways of pushing the boundaries and reinventing.
Kelley believes in creating not just visually stunning works, but works that connect with, and entertain audiences. As a collaborator, she understands the delicate balance of creative and fiscal demands, with extensive experience in multi-faceted productions. Educated in film, finance, and cultural anthropology, Kelley is well versed in all aspects of production: from development, budgeting & scheduling, managing large producing staff, creative team assembly, through all aspects of production, and post. Also in Kelley's background and repertoire is: Directing for theater, variety, & dance, show development, choreography and staging, cinematography, writing, and she has worked with just about any kind of variety act you can think of: Sketch comedy, dance, singing, illusion, technology acts, musicians, extreme sports, and the list goes on!
Beyond Producing shows, Kelley also develops and places shows for both television and stage, and she has worked on Emmy nominated, Emmy winning, Golden Globe nominated, and Webby Honeree Projects. She has had the honor of working with many top artists such as: Madonna, Jennifer Lopez, Usher, Michael Jackson, the Doors, Paula Abdul, Britney Spears, and collaborated with groundbreaking directors: Kenny Ortega, Jon Chu, Brad Bredeweg, Jamie King, and Gary Marshall, to name a few.
WORLD OF DANCE- NBC - Co-Executive Producer. Seasons 1-4
NBC's hit dance competition featuring the best dance acts from around the world. Kelley oversees all aspects of the stage and creative teams as well as being an integral part of the development of all logistical systems for contestants and production.
THAT'S MY JAM - NBC Co-Executive Producer - development
Kelley worked in the early games development of this new celebrity game show created by Jimmy Fallon. Waiting for the day we finally get to make this, post COVID.
CLASH- E! - Co-Executive Producer
Currently in production for a presentation pilot, this show pits the best cover bands in the world against one another.
FOREVER YOUNG- NBC- Creative Producer.
This spin-off of Little Big Shots is a variety show that celebrates performers, athletes, and personalities who are living proof that age is just a number. Kelley lead the creative team for this break-out show.
FAKE OFF - tru-tv - SEASONs 1& 2 - Creative Producer.
Kelley was on board from the very beginning, and saw this genre-defying show, through two critically acclaimed seasons. Featuring technology, stunt, and variety acts from around the country, Kelley oversaw all stage producers and aspects of performance, casting, and staging.
The SING OFF- NBC - Supervising Producer.
Kelley worked on the Holiday Special filmed at the Dolby theater in Los Angeles. Kelley oversaw all aspects of the stage and creative teams.
YOU’RE BOOKED- ABC PILOT- Creative Producer
As Creative Director, Kelley was responsible for all the creative aspects of the acts in competition, which included bands, singers, dancers and variety acts. Kelley was responsible for all creative concepts, staging, lighting, as well as overseeing music direction and costuming.
THE ARENA- DS2DIO (youtube premium channel) - SENIOR SUPERVISING PRODUCER
As lead Producer, Kelley developed the format in conjunction with EP Jon M. Chu, for this original dance competition series featuring the top bboys in the world. A hybrid athletic and performance competition, Kelley was responsible for all aspects of the production including development, writing, creative, production, story, and post.
LIVE TO DANCE, CBS - PRODUCER, PERFORMANCE STAGING, CASTING
As producer, I served as part of the creative team and worked closely with EP’s on all creative aspects of the show, including being producer for EP and Judge, Paula Abdul.
JON SECADA special- WYNN LAS VEGAS- Producer (with Kenny Ortega )
Original show produced for Jon Secada's Classics album. Kelley was lead producer for all aspects of the production and shoot.
BENISE “SPANISH GUITAR” PBS, CHOREOGRAPHER (TOUR co-DIRECTOR/ PRODUCER)
Benise is a Latin music and dance show created for TV, and toured both the US and internationally.
YANNI “VOICES” PBS- ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR/CHOREOGRAPHER
A concert event filmed over 6 days in Mexico, that aired on PBS. Kelley worked creatively on crafting the visual look of the show.
NEO-DANCE- PRODUCER (Live and Filmed)
A Tango-Fusion dance and music television Special and Live Show lead by Grammy Award winning composer Nestor Torres..
PEARL- lead Producer & Asoc. Director - Premiere at Lincoln Center, nyc.
75 minute Original music and dance production based on the life of Pearl S. Buck, the internationally acclaimed Laurate.
LE REVE- Wynn Las Vegas. Screens Producer / Creative Consultant
Voted ‘Best show in Vegas” 5 years in a row. This revolutionary show conceived by Franco Dragone, now in its 14th successful year. Kelley has been a creative constant at various points in the shows evolution, trusted with upgrading the show and keeping its artistic integrity.
LOVE IS A BATTLEFIELD: Co-Creator, Co-Director.
2 hour original musical that mashes the music of Pat Benatar with the classic love story of Romeo and Juliet. opening broadway 2021
FUNHOUSE- WYNN, LAS VEGAS- Asoc. DIRECTOR ( Kenny Ortega)
For this brand new multi-million dollar original show presentation, kelley serve as a key part of the creative team in development, writing, staging and choreography.
TBD DOORS Project - Creative Producer.
Large Scale Multi-Media show in development, inspired by the music of the iconic band THE DOORS, Directed by Daniel Ezralow in collaboration with the Doors Estate.
MADONNA DROWNED WORLD TOUR- Associate Choreographer and rehearsal director
THE GRAND DUCHESS - Opera - Associate Choreographer
Directed by Gary Marshall and Choreographed by Vincent Paterson.
MOCA/ JUST ONE EYE- Producer, Video Content Producer.
A high-end fashion and dance show for the annual distinguished Women in the Arts event, held in Beverly Hills. reviewed by Los Angles Magazine as being "no dance, but living art.”
HP FORUM TECH INDUSTRIAL- PERFORMANCE PRODUCER/CHOREOGRAPHER
HP’s largest technology industrial took place in Las Vegas, and hosted thousands of attendees from across the globe.
ETISALAT INDUSTRIAL, EGYPT - PERFORMANCE PRODUCER/ ASSOCIATE ARTISTIC DIRECTOR
For this industrial we created an oasis in the middle of the desert, just in front of the Giza Pyramids. It was the largest man made structure built in modern times. Talent was flown in from around the world, including; Mariah Carey, Riverdance, Piloblous, and numerous other international specialty acts
DISNEY LIVE EVENTS - Co-director / choreographer
Kelley worked for many years on Disney Live Events, for both their live stage shows as well as working with the creative director on film premiers and other varied corporate events.
Britney spears “Into the Zone” MTV tour- Associate choreographer, and rehearsal director
BATTLE OF THE YEAR- Feature Film- Online Promos- Producer
AVON/ PAULA ABDULA ad campaign - Casting Producer of over 100 dancers for Avon/ Paula Abdul PSA for breast cancer.
VP OF DEVELOPMENT- CEDAR LAKE FILMS
I managed a multi-million dollar film and development slate for Cedar Lake Productions in NYC. We were a privately funded equity finance development company that placed projects with a multitude of companies and studios.
ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR OF DEVELOPMENT , EXECUTIVE ASSISTANT- MAVERICK FILMS (madonna)
TANGLED Feature animated Film - Choreographer ** Golden Globe nominated film.
DATE A PRINCE for Fox television - associate choreographer