Anika Johnson is a writer, actor and musician based in Toronto and New York. She has performed internationally in over 15 countries and had her original work programmed in a number of festivals in Canada and abroad. Performing credits include 5 years with CORPUS DanceProjects and seasons with the Stratford Festival, Drayton Entertainment, the Mercury Theatre, and Salon Theatre. With her writing partner Barb Johnston, Johnson has written two musicals – ‘Blood Ties’ (Summerworks 2010 and 2012, Stratford Springworks, New Voices Festival, Edinburgh Fringe Festival) and ‘The Cowboy of the Western World’ (most recently workshopped at Hugh’s Room in Toronto, featuring Brent Carver, Kate Hennig, and Victor A. Young). Johnson was also commissioned to compose original music for Michael Caldwell’s ‘The Horologium’, touring in 2013 with Dusk Dances. She is a member of Theatre Passe Muraille’s ‘Elephants in the Room Creation Group’, a coach and arranger for National Show Choir champions ‘The Wexford Gleeks’, and a founding member of Wannabe: The Spice Girls Tribute Band.