Anika is a Theater Professional from Fort Worth, Texas who has worked in London and New York.
With a BA in Theatre, Gender Studies and a focus in Education, Anika considers herself a jack of all trades in the Entertainment Industry, thanks to experience in fields such as Theatrical Design, Education, and Theatre Management. Her current passion is Directing and Producing, something she discovered through her training with the Stella Adler and Vassar Powerhouse acting companies.
After making her London producing and directorial debut in May of 2015, Anika decided to continue her dream of Directing and Producing by moving to New York. Over the span of 2 years she worked for Anne Hamburger’s company En Garde Arts, Rachel Kerry’s Brainmelt Consortium, The Public Theatre, New York Stage and Films Powerhouse Training Company and helped produced 2 successful seasons of Paper Kraine, a variety show in the East Village. While her focus was mainly on producing and publicity, she was also able to complete some directing projects for the Hoboken 1 minute play festival and New York Stage and Films Powerhouse Training Company.
Anika also started offering her services as a consultant on resumes and headshots, after discovering that many of her actor friends in NYC were unsure about how to format their resumes or pick the best headshots. Her time as the Assistant Talent manager for Actorshop Productions in London has given her a look into what agencies are looking for, and how to best present yourself for auditions. She offers every resume and headshot a unique opinion and coaches actors on branding and first impressions on agencies.
After 2 successful years in New York, Anika has moved back to her hometown of Fort Worth, Texas in the interest of her health. She is about to start a theatre program at EHHS in Fort Worth. She is also developing her play The Seventh Chair, a historical fiction play based on the wives of Henry VIII.
In her spare time, Anika likes reading, trivia, photography and funny photo captions, changing from third to first person narratives and, when she has access to fire, art welding.
At the end of the day, Anika feels that the arts can fix anything, and when that doesn’t work, there’s always duct tape.