Raised in Christchurch, New Zealand, Anika is of South African and Dutch descent. Moving to Sydney in 2020, Anika completed two years of fulltime training at Brent Street School of Performing arts, receiving her Diploma of Dance (focusing on Contemporary) with Honours. In her time at Brent Street, she had the pleasure of training with and performing works by Jessica Hesketh, Billy Keohavong, Georgette Sofatzis, Holly Doyle, Cass Mortimer Eipper, Craig Barry and Talia Fowler.
Shortly after, Anika made her professional debut in Sydney Festival in January 2022 performing a work Grey Rhino, choreographed by Charmene Yap and Cass Mortimer Eipper. In that same year, she performed Against All Logic choreographed by Brigitta Olderied, in Sydney Fringe Festival. In 2023, she spent some time in New York City at the Gallim Winter Intensive, and then made the move to Naarm (Melbourne). Here, Anika completed a post-graduate course at Transit Dance, performing works by Chimene Steele Prior, Prue Lang, and Paul Malek.
Anika joined Sydney Dance Company in October 2023.