Johanna Kalliokulju grew up in a small village in the south of Sweden. Her musical career started already as a five-year-old in the children’s choir, which later on led to her first singing lessons at the age of eleven. Then Johanna began to perform in different contexts and local singing competitions.

At the age of sixteen, the dream of becoming a singer led to studies at Lunds Dance and Musical gymnasium where she studied singing, dance and theater for three years. It was under these years she began to develop a taste for classical music and opera. This encouraged her to apply to Vadstena folkhögskola, where she studied classical singing for two years. The following year she attended The Academy of Music and Drama in Gothenburg (bachelor program in musical theatre). Where she has bachelor’s degree in singing, dance and theater. 

Her long journey of different genres and contexts has inspired her to start telling her own stories through her words and melodies. She has released songs on Spotify and are currently working on composing film music for different projects.