Dr Kelly Jordan

Job: Senior Lecturer in Drama

Faculty: Arts, Design and Humanities

School/department: School of Visual and Performing Arts

Address: De Montfort University, The Gateway, Leicester, UK, LE1 9BH

T: +44 (0)116 255 1551 Ext 6612

E: kjordan@dmu.ac.uk

W: www.dmu.ac.uk/arts


Personal profile

Kelly Jordan joined the Drama team in 2006.  Her main areas of interest are in Live Art and Contemporary Theatre. She is currently undertaking a research project that explores audience participation within contemporary performance practice.   

Prior to teaching, Kelly has worked as a theatre director, establishing her own theatre company and staging performances at venues such as Hoxton Hall and the Ministry of Sound in London.  She has also worked closely with several youth groups in Leicestershire.  More recently she collaborated with Guillermo Gómez-Pena’s performance company La Pocha Nosta.  

Kelly’s pedagogy draws on a range of experimental performance methodologies, underpinned with relevant performance theory.

Key research outputs

Workshop: ‘Crossing Borders: The Radical Pedagogy of Guillermo Gómez-Pena’s La Pocha Nostra’ at the IUTA 8th World Congress onTheatre and Pedagogy, 28 June – Friday 2 July 2010, at DMU.

Research interests/expertise

Live Art and Contemporary Theatre  

Areas of teaching

  • Introduction to Technical Theatre (BA, Year 1)
  • Devising (BA, Year 2)
  • Live Art (Module Leader, BA, Year 3)
  • Performance Making (Module Leader, MA)
Undergraduate and postgraduate supervision of Live Art and Contemporary Theatre related studies.


MA with Distinction in Performance Studies
2000 – 2001: The Central School of Speech and Drama
BA Single Honours in Drama and Theatre Studies
1996 – 1999: St Mary’s University College, University of Surrey

Internally funded research project information

Currently working towards a PhD entitled: ‘Re-thinking Spectatorship: Participation in Live Art, 2000-2010’.


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