Dasha Novak was born in Czech Republic, defected from the communist regime, and studied at Rutgers University in New Jersey, TRU in Kamloops, and Emily Carr University in Vancouver, British Columbia. She holds a BA with concentration in Psychology, a BFA, and a Masters in Media Arts. Dasha has been working as a Writer, Story Editor and Producer/ Executive Producer under the banner of Chasing Pictures Inc. and Snow Crow Productions in Vancouver. In 2008, Dasha produced the first season of the animated series The Adventures of Artie the Ant that she created and co-wrote with Jason Friesen for APTN. In early 2010, Dasha delivered the pilot for the half hour TV comedy Health Nutz for APTN. Most recently, Dasha has delivered season two of the animated series The Adventures of Artie the Ant and also season two of the half hour TV series Health Nutz which includes an interactive website for Health Nutz developed through the Bell New Media Fund.