Kelsie Acton

Kelsie Acton


Kelsie Acton is a neurodivergent access consultant, researcher and choreographer. She is currently the Inclusive Practice Manager at Battersea Arts Centre, the world’s first Relaxed Venue.

Her PhD research into the accessibility of timing in disability dance rehearsal was funded by the Social Science and Humanities Research Council of Canada and she completed a residency at Siobhan Davies Dance Centre (UK). She was the plain language translator for MsSweeney’s The Audio Issue. She is a member of the Critical Design Lab, a multi-national, multi-institutional collective focused on access, disability and design.

As an access consultant she has worked with the Edmonton International Fringe Festival (Canada), the Citadel Theatre (Canada), Arts Pond (Canada), Caisson and Friends (UK), Hot Coals Productions (UK), and Freelancers Make Theatre Work (UK). 

Tonic – For greater equality, diversity and inclusion in the arts