Keelie A. Sheridan

Assistant Professor

       Keelie A. Sheridan


Keelie works as an actor, dancer, director, filmmaker and educator. She has studied at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts, the Stella Adler Studio, HB Studios and the Niall O’Leary School of Dance. She holds a MFA in Acting from Brooklyn College and a MFA in Directing from The Lir Academy of Trinity College Dublin/ RADA. Keelie was a 2015-2016 George J Mitchell Scholar, sponsored by the US Ireland Alliance.

Keelie has worked extensively as a theatre, dance and creative writing educator in public schools, universities and studios in Manhattan, Brooklyn and the Bronx. Her teaching experience includes Brooklyn College, City College of New York, the T Schreiber Studio, The Ume Group, Brooklyn Arts Exchange, Brooklyn Prospect, Brooklyn College Community Partnership and Community Word Project. She is currently an Assistant Professor of Cinematic Arts and Theatre at the University of North Alabama, where she teaches voice, movement, acting and directing.

She competed in the 2009 Irish Dance World Championships and has appeared in world premieres and reprised works by playwrights including Charles Mee, Ben Gassman, Paul Ketchum, Elizabeth Irwin and Mac Wellman. Keelie has been a company member of the Void Theatre Company of NYC and the Blessed Unrest training ensemble. She has conceived and executed several performance art pieces, directed the European premiere of Julia Jarcho's 'Grimly Handsome' in Dublin, Ireland, associate directed Creative Time/ Pedro Reyes/ Meghan Finn's 'Doomocracy' at the Brooklyn Army Terminal and her first feature-length film, planet b234, premiered at the 2021 Vail Film Festival, followed by the Ridgefield Independent Film Festival and the Lake County Film Festival.

Research Interests

  • acting, directing, voice, movement, acting for camera


  •   Theatre Directing (MFA)
    Trinity College Dublin
  •   Theatre - Acting (MFA)
    Brooklyn College, City University of New York
  •   The Arts - Theatre (BA)
    SUNY Empire State College