Kristen Planeaux is an emerging pianist on the English and American dance scenes; she brings bold rhythm and warm, imaginative harmony to melodies both traditional and modern. She plays widely with her band The Ripples and has collaborated with a variety of folk musicians from Tennessee to New Hampshire. She also calls contra dances and co-organizes Form the Ocean, a new contra dance retreat for women. Kristen has made a living teaching music to children for almost a decade, but look out, she'll sing and dance with folks of every age! For the last year, she's spent her spare moments upside-down in the delightful world of acroyoga.