Kristin Harris Walsh (Co-Vice Chair) is a dance scholar, writer, and performer in St. John’s. Trained in ballet and step dance, Kristin has taught and performed percussive dance styles in the province and Ireland, for fifteen years. Kristin holds a BA (Hons.) in Interdisciplinary Fine Arts (York), an MA in Dance (York), and a PhD in Folklore (Memorial), where she wrote a dissertation on vernacular dance practices (set dance and step dance) in Newfoundland and Labrador. Kristin has published her research in local, national, and international scholarly and popular sources. Kristin is also the founding president of DanceNL, a provincial sectoral dance organization, and served as president for the Society of Canadian Dance Studies/La Société des études canadiennes en danse.