Classically trained, Ackroyd possesses a Master's degree in music for piano performance. She is a student of modern piano music and is also a full-time member of the Hidden Orchestra
. Ackroyd has collaborated with dancers, choreographers, actors, poets, filmmakers, and videographers. Her debut album, Escapement, appeared on Denovali
in late 2012. A DVD version of the album, with visuals by Bristol-based audio-visual artist Lumen, was released in September of 2014. Ackroyd's second album, Feathers, soon followed. Expanding on the unique sound of her debut, the album's compositions featured parts for a few additional instruments, including harmonium and harpsichord, as well as cello by guest musician Su-a Lee.
In 2017, Ackroyd signed to One Little Indian
and released The Birds, an EP containing acoustic piano reworkings of pieces from her first two albums. All three of the EP's tracks were included on full-length Sketches, which included additional reworkings of previous compositions, as well as new material. ~ Thom Jurek, Rovi