Host of The Sunny Side Up Show / PBS KIDS Sprout
Kelly Vrooman is a host of The Sunny Side Up
Show on Sprout, the first 24-hour preschool destination
available on TV, on demand and online for kids ages 2-5 and their
parents and caregivers. Along with her co-host, Chica the Chicken,
Kelly interacts live with preschoolers and their families across
the country, as she shares daily birthday greetings,
viewer-submitted crafts, fun facts and weekly themes ranging from
colors, numbers and letters to manners, gardening and pets.
A 26-year-old actor originally from Mansfield, OH, Kelly had her
first starring role as Little Miss Mouse in a kindergarten play.
Her love of acting continued throughout middle school when she
would volunteer backstage at high school plays and watch the show
through the cracks in the set since she was not yet old enough to
participate in the ninth through twelfth grade productions.
Kelly attended Malone College in Ohio and also participated in
the Los Angeles Film Studies program. Over the last several years,
Kelly has enjoyed a successful theatre and commercial career with
leading roles in plays such as Romeo and
Juliet and Fiddler on the Roof, and
appearances in commercials for top brands like Comcast and Penske.
Kelly is also actively involved in the improvisational community
and is currently a member of the award-winning improve comedy
troupe, Comedy Sportz.
As host of The Sunny Side Up Show, Kelly links
Sprout's gold-standard, curriculum-based programs with live
segments that create a warm, welcoming and fun environment where
preschoolers and their parents can gather each morning to prepare
for the day ahead and share birthdays, greetings, ideas, crafts and
more. Airing everyday from 9 a.m. - noon ET, The Sunny
Side Up Show is television's only live show for
Kelly lives in Philadelphia and her hobbies include painting,
dance, storytelling and music.