Niketa Calame is a senior Theater Arts major at UCSC. Her university
credits include: Random with a Purpose, the Black Sheep in Cinderella (1999),
God's Trombone, and Long Time Since Yesterday. Niketa has just completed
her junior year abroad, where she studied theatre at the University of Exeter
in England, just south of London. It was there that she was cast in the musical
Oklahoma at the Nortcotte Theater in Exeter. Niketa has a strong love and devotion
to the performing arts and has performed in many productions, including: 42nd Street,
Guys and Dolls, Anything Goes, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat,
Romeo and Juliet, Macbeth, and The Bald Soprano. Niketa is most noted for
her role as the voice of Young Nala in Disney's 32nd feature film The Lion King.
Niketa is thrilled to have the opportunity to work with Shakespeare Santa Cruz
again before she graduates.