Christine Balt is a postdoctoral fellow at the Centre for Drama, Theatre and Performance Studies at the University of Toronto. Her research interests are rooted in applied theatre, drama education, and arts-based research. Her work looks to the affordances of using drama as a research methodology and interdisciplinary pedagogy for engaging with urban youth, ecologies, and collective wellbeing. She has worked as a theatre performer and high school drama teacher. She has published articles in Theatre Research in Canada/Recherches théâtrales au Canada, Research in Drama Education: the Journal of Applied Theatre and Performance and Studies in Theatre and Performance.