Annika grew up in a “mini music hall” in the greater Detroit area with her mother, the violinist, her father, the trumpeter, and her sister, the cellist. She is a proud graduate from Oakland University with a B.F.A. in Musical Theatre.
Annika loves sharing her passion of performing on all artistic fronts, which had led her to a wide range of experience. She has performed in plays, musicals, opera, concerts, and film. Annika is also an avid pianist and violinist and has showcased these talents in several cabarets and theatrical productions. Additionally, Annika has a deep passion for playwriting and has had her work showcased at play festivals.
Through every artistic endevor, it is Annika's strong amount of positivity and the desire to collaborate with others that keeps her motivated. She strives to bring honesty, generosity, and compassion to every interaction onstage and off.
“Do not go into the arts to get noticed….go into the arts so that people notice themselves.”
- The sticky note in Annika's Music Binder
Once upon a time...
...in the lovely "Mitten State"...