Kenzie Ross, originally from Kalamazoo, MI is a New York based Actor, Playwright and Instructor. She most recently completed workshopping, "Sologamy and Other Misadventures" written by Columbia MFA candidate, Marianna Staroselsky. She is best known for originating the role of ASHA in Dominique Morisseau's newest play, Blood at the Root (National Black Theatre, Kennedy Center Hip Hop Theater Award, Arkansas Rep, Adelaide Fringe Festival Peace Foundation Award, Edinburgh Fringe Festival Holden Street Theatre Award, South African Tour). On film, she was most recently featured in Erin Sanger's short, MUTT (SXSW Film Festival). In the past year, she has been in festivals and workshops produced by The LARK, ProjectY, The Dirty Blondes and Amios' SHOTZ! As writer, she finished her year long residency with Athena Theatre Company's emerging playwrights group, Athena Writes 2016, where her newest work, CROSSING OVER, was workshopped and produced (Symphony Space). Her short play Morning was produced in Mastodon Theater Company's "Pint Sized Plays" and in the "New York New Works Theater Festival", and is now being adapted for screen. She holds her MFA in Acting from Penn State University and her BA from Western Michigan University in Theatre Performance. Past credits include: Loves Labour's Lost (Rosaline), DOUBT (Sister James), From Up Here (Grace), Funk It Up About Nothin' (Hero), She Stoops To Conquer (Kate Hardcastle). She is currently Director of Youth Programs at the New York Film Academy where she teaches Acting For Film.