Kristin Paulse is a South African born, Auckland-based singer-songwriter and actress.

She is seen active predominantly in musical theatre and was recently awarded Best Actress in a Musical for her lead role in First Date. Her other credits include We Will Rock You, Bring It On, Hairspray, Rent, and The Color Purple to list a few. In 2018, she was invited to partake in the Broadway Dreams initiative which saw her performing in New York City alongside Broadway star Jai’Len Josey and mentored by some of Broadway’s top creatives such as Dancing with the Star’s Spencer Liff, Glee’s Alex Newell and Tony nominated actress, Jenn Colella. Kristin will also be seen performing in the Auckland Live Cabaret Festival performing alongside Brady Peeti and Paul Fagamalo in a show the powerhouse trio have self-written.

Outside musical theatre, Kristin is also an R&B artist making her music debut under the stage name, KRISTN with the release of her first single, ‘Seasons’ on all streaming platforms. Having most recently returned home after touring New Zealand with Showtime Australia as Tina Turner in the tribute show, TINA: Simply the Best and backing vocals for the ABBA tribute show, Dancing Queen, she is so grateful and excited to get back on another tour with the incredible cast and crew of Madagascar the Musical.

When she is not treading the boards Kristin can be found at AUT finishing her degree in Communications with a major in radio, in her music room doing vocal coaching or simply cuddled up with her dog Minnie.