ABOUT TANIKA MEI ANDERSON
Tanika Mei is a 25 year old actress who is best known as a presenter for the children’s group Hi-5 for four years until January 2017. She is now travelling as a presenter and also dedicating her time to the girls in Myanmar.
With a Singaporean mother and Australian/Scottish father, Tanika’s multicultural background resulted in spending a large part of her childhood growing up in Asia, spending time in Thailand and with her extended family in Singapore. With a keen passion for empowering children, in 2011 Tanika started her own dance school in Sydney: 360 Dance. The school focuses less on points and turns, and more on filling the young girls with confidence and the joy of dance. Originally trained at the Newtown Performing Arts High School with a Certificate IV in Performing Arts from Brent St Studios, after graduation, Tanika went on to perform for a year as a singer and dancer at Universal Studios in Singapore.
As a former Hi-5 cast member, Tanika has been seen in the TV series - Hi-5 House, in over 70 countries around the world. She is beloved by thousands of little fans, who continue to follow her every move on instagram and Facebook @tanikaanderson.
Being one of the faces of Hi-5 has afforded Tanika the opportunity to perform live on tour in many diverse places, including Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia, Vietnam, Dubai, Malaysia, Singapore, the Philippines and Hong Kong. But the one trip that totally captured her heart was the first four-day journey to Myanmar in 2015. It changed her life and you&mei was born. Since then she has been back to Myanmar many times and it has become a second home.
In 2016 she was nominated in the Impact Awards given by Australia’s top charity hub, Pro Bono Australia.