Anika Rao, 11 years old, has been playing the piano for 3 years. She was born in Bangalore, India, and moved to Salt Lake City in 2015. She has loved the continuation of her musical journey with her new teacher, Hana Janatova. She is in the sixth grade, and attends Bonneville Elementary.

Anika wants to be an ambassador because she believes that it helps her to understand the power of music in bringing joy to others, while having a lot of fun. Apart from playing piano, she enjoys singing, playing the guitar, gymnastics, basketball, and soccer.

Anika is an avid reader and has recently developed an interest in dystopian science fiction, and educational books.