Recipient of the 2020 Arts Access Australia’s National Leadership Award
Abbie Madden is a dancer, performer and choreographer and founder and artistic director of Blindful, an inclusive dance and circus company.
Abbie has been a member of the Australian Dance Theatre’s Youth Ensemble, worked with Belfast comedy dance theatre company ponydance, and is a founding member of the highly successful YUCK Circus.
Abbie considers community arts the home of professional artists.
She believes that focusing on accessibility and inclusion at the grass roots where most people interact with the arts will normalise accessibility and increase representation of d/Deaf and disabled professional artists.
In receiving this award, Abbie will lead by example as she works to take Blindful to new artists, new stages and new audiences.