Annika started with classical philology, but has BA in choreography from Tallinn University. Instead of creating art dived into creating conditions for the evolving contemporary dance scene in the team of Priit Raud. Has witnessed the non-profit organization grow into an independent venue Kanuti Gildi SAAL - presenting curated programme, offering residencies and co-producing local and international artists, organising a variety of festivals and other thematic events. All this in constant transition along with the natural development of the merging art forms currently dealing with performing arts in general, working with the experimental and innovative in-between and cross breeding artists. Recently challenged with the role of co-curating the festival SAAL Biennaal (former August DanceFestival).