Kristin Battersby

Kristin is an actor, writer, and director living in the Hudson Valley, NY.

She holds a BA in Performance and Technical Theater from SUNY New Paltz, where she produced the student-led Fresh Act Short Play Festival, placed as Regional Runner-Up in the 2014 Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival, and won the award for Excellence in both Performance and Technical Theater upon her graduation.

After college, Kristin left performance to learn the business side of arts, and worked in Company Management at the Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival and as Associate Producer of educational media at Genius Produced in Los Angeles. After six years of creative leadership, Kristin realized she didn’t just want to help others tell stories– she wanted to tell them herself, in her own voice. So, she quit her career as a future Hollywood CEO and hiked back to the Hudson Valley, where she has been building her career as an actor and creative collaborator.

Kristin is a proud member of SAG-AFTRA, and can be found on stages and screens in the Hudson Valley and beyond (you can catch glances of her in HBO’s The White House Plumbers, Searchlight Pictures Theater Camp, and Hallmark’s A Holiday Spectacular). Every day, she wakes up grateful that she gets to do what she loves. Every play she reads and every audition she tapes reminds her that the stories we tell are what give our lives meaning, magic, and purpose.