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 has played widely with midwest bands The Ripples and Mulberry Street, and has collaborated with a variety of folk musicians across the Eastern US. In addition to playing, she organizes and calls contra dances. Kristen lives in Cincinnati where she sings at any opportunity and holds down a day job teaching music to young children. She is exuberant about her debut on staff at Pinewoods!