Danica Charlie (she/they) is a mixed Nuu-chah-nulth/settler & queer performer and is a 2021 graduate of the Canadian College of Performing Arts, where she attained her three-year Applied Performing Arts Diploma. She finished her education performing as part of the Company C Studio Ensemble.
She is a member of the Canadian Actor's Equity Association.
Danica endeavors to learn more about herself through Indigenous storytelling, and deconstructing colonial practices in the rehearsal room and onwards.
In every piece of work, Danica works to bring honesty and vulnerability, not only to the characters but as a human being. They value bringing kindness and empathy in the work space.
photo by jennifer callioux
As a performer, Danica has worked on the west coast with companies such as Chemainus Theatre, Axis Theatre, the frank theatre, Kaleidoscope Theatre, the Greater Victoria Shakespeare Festival, Peach Street Productions, and the University of Victoria.
In her free time, Danica creates and sells handmade beadwork items, from earrings, to lanyards, necklaces, and bookmarks. Their Instagram is @deadlydeerdesigns.
Danica also works collaboratively with Extended Space Theatre, (a collective created in 2021 with some of their CCPA classmates) as an actor/writer/co-collaborator.
They are currently situated on the unceded traditional territories of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish), and səlilwətaɬ (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations, also known as 'Vancouver'.