I design and build technical systems used to tell accessible, human stories in live performance.

I am a video designer and technician for live performance. I help artists tell their stories on stage, harnessing design technologies to fully realise their work in a performance context. I am currently working with Flipside Circus as their associate artist, developing performances in collaboration with young people and experienced designers and directors.

Constantly immersed in the inclusive atmosphere of circus, I am beholden to a space where people are free to explore creatively through physical movement, and can fit in without blending in. My involvement in this inclusive space of circus has led me to recognise the importance of accessible performance spaces that accommodate people of all abilities and backgrounds throughout the pre-production process, rehearsals, bump in, performances, and bump out.

With my roots in the Brisbane circus community, I am about to graduate with a Bachelor of Fine Arts (Technical Production) at QUT while studying to be an Auslan (Australian Sign Language) interpreter. I work to improve the accessibility of performance experiences for all people involved throughout the process, particularly those with disabilities or who are d/Deaf.

Kelsey stands close to the camera and grins. They wear a dark green and blue flannel shirt, and have brown curly hair and glasses. Dark green leaves are in the background behind them.