Kristin Ann Cotts is a singer, actor, composer, educator, therapist, and coach. She holds an MA in Film from the University of Michigan, an MA in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Adler University, and a BA in French from Carleton College. She plays the guitar, piano, and cello. As a therapist at the Center for Identity Potential, she enjoys working with individuals in an out of the arts to activate their potential.

As a singer-songwriter, she has played solo and with her band  at a wide variety of venues including the House of Blues and FitzGerald's in Berwyn. She has shared the stage with Maria Muldaur and Karla Bonoff, among others. 

She has released four full-length albums: Spatial Relations, Gravity the Moon, Ghost Flower, and Uprooted, which was performed as a concert reading in Chicago. Kristin recently completed a second full-length musical called Colomba, based on the nineteenth century novel by Prosper Mérimée. Her short play Unconventional was part of the 2022 Jersey City Theatre Center New Plays Festival.

Kristin has also written and produced film scores for several award winning films, including Robox (Bubba Murray), Breakfast at Ina's, and Jo (April A. Wilson). 

Favorite acting roles include Golde in Fiddler on the Roof. Krissy in the The Girls of Summer, and Judge Marsha McCann in The Return of John Brown.

Originally from Chicago, she currently splits her time between Washington, DC and New York City and enjoys spending time with her wonderful family.