Actor, Storyteller, Scientist
Dutch-American actor and photographer based in Delft, The Netherlands.
I was born in Leiden and grew up mostly in the Pacific Northwest. As a travel-lover, I was fortunate enough to do my a minor in Environmental Science at the University of Melbourne. After graduating with a BSc in Applied Earth Sciences from the Delft University of Technology in The Netherlands, I completed the Full Time Diploma of Stage and Screen Acting at ACS in Glasgow, Scotland. Currently, I am back in Delft, working towards an MSc in Environmental Engineering.
An all-around sports enthusiast, I am a BASSC certified actor-combatant in unarmed combat and rapier and dagger, as well as a proficient mountain biker. I also enjoy recreational swimming, soccer, running, gymnastics, and dancing. Additional hobbies include writing, painting, and consuming immense amounts of tea.
Full-Time Diploma of Stage and Screen Acting. Acting Coach Scotland (Jan 2019 – Dec 2019).
MSc Environmental Engineering. Delft University of Technology (Aug 2020 – Ongoing).
BSc Applied Earth Science. Delft University of Technology (Aug 2015 – Jul 2018).
BASSC certified Rapier and Dagger, BASSC certified Unarmed Combat, Drivers License (USA),
Gymnastics (Recreational), Dance (Recreational), Mountain Biking (Intermediate Competitive), Swimming (Open water and pool)
English (Native), Dutch (Native), French (Intermediate)
Acting Coach Scotland – Theater
Chaika: The First Woman in Space (Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2019, 26 shows)
Valya, Irina Solovyova, John Glenn, Gagarin
Dir. Luke Kernaghan
The Jury (2019)
Juror No. 8
Dir. Ian Watt
Thy Body Bare (2017)
Mudfest 2017 (Affiliated with the University of Melbourne)
Rowdy Laughter (Weekly Comedy Sketch Show, 2017)
Mudcrabs (Affiliated with the University of Melbourne)
Unspoken (2017 Production)
Flare Dance Ensemble
My current focus is storytelling. I recently helped a group of young engineers prepare for a competition by guiding their pitching and storytelling process, then providing the voice-over for their winning video. Currently in the pipeline is an audio-drama podcast, which will be released starting May 2022.
Voice-over and Story: Volkerwessels To-Gather
This video was prepared as part of a Young Professionals competition in collaboration with Jong Volkerwessels.
Podcast: The Inside
Shrouded in unanswered questions, The Inside contains a collection of the abnormal: bodyshifters, not-so-street-magicians, involuntary fortune tellers, and more… and they want out.
Slice-of-life fantasy with a chilling edge, The Inside is an original audio drama podcast created by Anika Lee Vroom. Woven together from the tales of unlikely heroes, this patchwork story is set in an unforgiving space that seems to have a mind of its own. A mystery unfolds though the voices of the individuals trapped there as they struggle to escape.
I work with clients to get to the heart of what they want to say. This ongoing project is a series of short videos created in collaboration with Delft Center for Entrepreneurship to bring more awareness to the opportunities and classes they present students.
“In a two hour workshop Anika got us acquainted with the basics of a good story line. No boring theory, but rather an interactive, fun session with post-its, colored pencils and some acting. Even we as sober and pragmatic engineers were for a moment emerged in the creative and imaginary world of story telling.”
~ Nynke Tack (Jong VolkerWessels)