Kelliann Wright is a singer, actress, and instructor from Portland, Oregon. Kelliann earned her Master of Fine Arts degree from California Institute of the Arts in Vocal Performance. Her recent roles include Rose Maybud in Ruddigore for Mock’s Crest Opera, Claire in Opera Bend’s Maelstrom, and is currently the soprano in a recital series: Duets: Opera to Broadway.
While attending CalArts, she extended her studies to include theater and voice over acting, and has studied with LA’s voice over coach Marc Cashman. In 2011 she was seen as First Lady in CalArts’ production of The Magic Flute by Mozart, and as a soloist in an orchestrated concert of Alban Berg’s Sieben frühe Lieder conducted by Marc Lowenstein. Kelliann was heard performing for the annual Cystic Fibrosis benefit concert in Los Angeles in 2013, and in 2014 she made her debut on the REDCAT stage at Walt Disney Concert Hall where she performed as a featured soloist for Yotam Haber's west coast premiere of A More Convenient Season.
She earned her Bachelor of the Arts at the University of Portland where she studied Music and Spanish. During her studies at this University Kelliann claimed the title of “Vocalist of the Year,” won several music scholarships, and graduated Magna Cum Laude. Throughout her studies at the University Kelliann performed as a soloist in orchestrated performances of Faure’s Requiem, Pergolesi’s Stabat Mater, and joined Portland’s renowned Mock’s Crest Theater Company for productions of G&S' Pirates of Penzance and Sondheim’s A Little Night Music. In 2008 Kelliann toured eastern Europe as a featured soloist with the University Choir.
Soon after receiving her master's degree Kelliann began working in the film industry as a studio session singer, gaining her first feature film credits as a vocalist in Lake Los Angeles, America: Imagine the World Without Her, and The Devil's Carnival II.
Kelliann began her music ventures with her family’s music ministry at their church in the northwest. At age 13 she recorded her first album followed by years of performing at religious ceremonies, benefit concerts, and television broadcasts. In 2004 Kelliann opened for the highly acclaimed contemporary christian artist Jody McBrayer of Avalon.
Kelliann devotes much of her time to education and nonprofit work. She has enjoyed working as the Music Director at St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church and providing vocal instruction to schools, choirs, and solo vocalists. Today Kelliann performs throughout the west coast while teaching group vocal workshops and private lessons in her studio.