CHRISTA MERCEY (2005-2009, 2010-2013) 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, SCRAP•ARTS•MUSIC, 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.