Niki Selken attended UCSC in 1998 - 2003. During which she helped formed the experimental dance ensemble, Ragesties. Ragesties took their show, Bodies in Crisis to the Edinburgh Festival Fringe. She played with the whimsical folk group Whysp in 2003 for a brief period. In January 2004 she joined the DJs at Crash Course, a indie, post-punk club in Santa Cruz. In December 2004 began a musical relationship with Gabriel Gilder and formed the disco folk group, Cosmic Star http://www.cosmicstar.co.uk. July 2006 Niki performs her original rock musical, Sutro Stories, at the Experimental Performance Institute at New College of California.