Trained as a performer with diverse experimental styles including Butoh dance with Min Tanaka (residency of a year and a half at Body Weather Farm in Japan), Suzuki Acting Method and View Points with Ann Bogart and the SITI Company in New York and Saratoga. She has also had the opportunity to work with Anna Halprin at her Sea Ranch Collective.
In 1999 Anika co-founded the multidisciplinary group Transmission Projects, which has developed five full length acclaimed performances performed in NYC and Boston.
Along with her work with Transmission Projects, she has developed numerous solo and group performances in collaboration with musicians and dancers, which have been shown in Japan, Europe and the US.
Anika has appeared in other works, including Nova Exit (Denmark), Theater Guiljotin (Stockholm), GAle GAtes et al. (New York), Human Future Danscorps (New York).
She has taught movement at The Wooster Group’s Summer Institute in New York, and continues to act as a guest teacher at Akademiet for Utaemmet Kreativitet in Copenhagen.
In 2004, with the support from New York Cousels for the Arts, Anika founded ”Institute for Untaimed Creativity” a creative dialog between NYC teenage girls and profesional female artist.
In 2006 Anika co-founded the performance ensamble CoreAct with Helene Kvint, they have since worked together on four productions for more info www.coreact.dk.
Since 2007 she has worked with the dancers at Sibikwa Arts Center, in South Africa, teaching and developing a dance pieces with her partner Boaz K Barkan.