CHRISTA MERCEY grew up in Southwestern Ontario surrounded by a musical family. Her passion for music led her to the University of Toronto where she received a Bachelor Degree in Music Performance. In 2002, she was the recipient of the Zildjian scholarship, and a grant from the Canada Council for the Arts to study music in Ghana, West Africa. Since then, she has enjoyed traveling the globe performing with Toronto’s TorQ Percussion Quartet (2004-2007), SCRAP•ARTS•MUSIC (2005-2009, 2010-2013), and various bands and songwriters including her dad, Ray Mercey of The Mercey Brothers, 7-time JUNO (Canada’s GRAMMY) award recipients. In 2013 Christa made her songwriting debut with the release of her “Floorboards” EP. Christa will be joining the cast of a new Cirque du Soleil show in 2014. Physically active her entire life, Christa won the 1996 Canadian Junior National Championship in Ringette.