|Ben Hemmendinger||Perin Ellsworth-Heller||Kristen Planeaux|
Kristen has called Cincinnati her home for the past four years and plans on making a habit of it. She began playing piano at the tender age of eight and continued on until she found her true calling—contra dance musician—at 23. Wandering into the Cincinnati Contra Dance after being convinced by their website, she has yet to wander out. In high demand for her percussive and persuasive piano grooves, she is also a member of The Ripples.