Danica Charlie 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.
After CCPA, Danica discovered her passion to delve into her Nuu-chah-nulth identity further. She now 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 venn de la lune photography
They are a 2022-2023 participant of Native Earth Performing Arts’ Animikiig Creators Unit, Intrepid Theatre’s Indigenous Artist Program, and Puente Theatre's WorkPlay Residency.
As a performer, Danica has worked on the west coast with companies such as Axis Theatre, the frank theatre, Kaleidoscope Theatre, the Greater Victoria Shakespeare Festival, Peach Street Productions, and the University of Victoria.
Danica also works collaboratively with Extended Space Theatre as an actor/writer/co-collaborator.
They are currently situated on the stolen and unceded area of the Lək̓ʷəŋən, Songhees, and W̱SÁNEĆ territories.
Danica is an Apprentice with CAEA.