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Anika Johnson

Anika Johnson

  • Biography

    Anika Johnson is a composer, music director and performer who has co-written acclaimed Canadian shows including Brantwood (Sheridan), Dr. Silver: A Celebration of Life (Outside the March/The Musical Stage Company), Jacob Two Two Meets the Hooded Fang (YPT), Blood Ties (Edinburgh Fringe/featured on BBC America’s Orphan Black) and Summerland (Edge of the Sky). She serves as dramaturg for her sister Britta’s show Life After and collaborated on its award-winning US Premier at San Diego’s Old Globe Theater in 2019 and its 2022 production at the Goodman Theater in Chicago. As a performer, Anika has spent seasons with CanStage, the Stratford Festival, and Drayton Entertainment. She’s toured internationally with Corpus DanceProjects since 2008 and co-created their newest work Divine Interventions, which premiered in May 2022 and was nominated for 3 Dora Awards. She also co-founded Wannabe: A Spice Girls Tribute (www.wannabespicegirls.com) and appears across North America as the #1 Sporty Spice this side of the pond. Upcoming projects include commissions from the Stratford Festival, Crow’s Theatre, and California’s South Coast Repertory, as well as a musical feature film currently in development. Anika is the recipient of a Harold Award and two Dora Mavor Moore Awards.

    Professional Experience

    • Regional
    • Concerts/Cabaret
    • Education
    • TV/Film
    • Tours

    Regions

    • NYC/Tri-State Area
    • Canada

    Interested in touring?

    • Yes

    Maestra Expertise

    • Theatrical Composer (Music and Lyrics)
    • Theatrical Lyricist
    • Music Director/Conductor (Pianist)
    • Vocal Director and/or Choral Prep
    • Songwriter
    • Singer/Songwriter
    • Vocal Arranger
    • Voice Teacher (Private Studio)
    • Voice Teacher (Educational Institution)

    My Primary Instrument

    • Piano

    My Instruments

    • Accordion
    • Piano

    Software

    • Finale
    • GarageBand
    • Logic

    Additional Skills

    • Actor-Musician
    • Singer/Performer

    Affiliations

    • SAG/AFTRA