About Us: Lenore Blank Kelner and Company

Lenore Blank Kelner is an author, educator, educational consultant, keynote speaker and theatre artist. Lenore has presented her work in all 50 states and abroad.

Since 1981 she has trained thousands of teachers in how to integrate drama into daily classroom instruction. Lenore has been a presenter with the education department of the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts for 28 years, served as a Master Artist for the Wolf Trap Institute for Early Learning through the Arts for 25 years and is a frequent consultant for the Maryland State Department of Education.

Lenore has been a keynote presenter at many education and arts in education conferences as well as a speaker at many regional and national conferences. In addition Lenore has worked with hundreds of teaching artists across the county on the how to create effective showcases, arts integrated lessons and residencies.

In 1981 Lenore founded and directed InterAct Story Theatre an educational theatre touring company. In this capacity she wrote, produced and directed professional productions for children and families. These productions continue to tour throughout the United States.

Lenore has authored the following books
on using drama in the classroom:

The Creative Classroom

(15th printing - Heinemann, 1993)

A Dramatic Approach to Reading Comprehension
Co-authored with Rosalind Flynn. (Heinemann, 2006)

Lenore was awarded the 2004 Creative Drama Award from the American Alliance for Theatre and Education.


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Email: info@lbkcompany.com