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Kayvon Kelly was born and raised in Saskatoon, SK. Kayvon is half Iranian and Irish Canadian, his father was a mathematician and his mother was a nurse...so he clearly went into the arts. At the age of 17 he moved to Halifax, NS where he studied at Dalhousie University. After cutting his teeth in Dinner Theatre in Halifax, he moved to Victoria where he trained at The Canadian College of Performing Arts. Kayvon has been living and working in Vancouver for the last six years. He is the Artistic Director of Sum Theatre in Vancouver, where his company has produced the popular Pull Festival four years running and the recent national tour of My Rabbi, a play he co-wrote and performed with Joel Bernbaum. In addition to his theatre work, Kayvon's film company, Candidate Films, has produced the web series Long Live The King, which he created and starred in.