Actress Celia Kaleialoha Kenney was born and raised on the island of Oahu, Hawaii. Celia has been exercising her vocals and performing skills on community theater stages since the age of 8. During her high school years, her training took her to New York every summer where she attended Stagedoor Manor Performing Arts Training Center and the prestigious Stella Adler Conservatory. Most recently she performed the roll of Kate in Harvard Radcliffe Dramatic Club’s adaptation of The Little Years. In addition to being on stage Celia can be seen on the big screen in the award winning film, The Descendants, as ‘Reina’ where she shot opposite George Clooney. She is currently attending Harvard University where she plans on tackling a major in English and minor in Theatre. At the festival she will be reading the work of W.S Merwin.