San Francisco born, Oakland based. She was a member The Ed Mock Dance Company and has worked with other choreographers and Theater artists such as, Anne Bluethenthal, Priscilla Regalado, Pearl Ubungen, Jacinta Vlach/Liberation Dance Theater, Ronald K. Brown/Evidence, Ase Dance Theater Collective, Joanna Haigood, Anna Deveare Smith, Herbert Siquenza, The SF Mime Troupe, Make A Circus, Aya de Leon and Marc Bamuthi Joseph. Amara is the former Associate Artistic Director and dancer with The Urban Bush Women Dance Company of New York City (1996-2006). Amara Choreographed Shakti Butler’s documentary film, “Making Whiteness Visible” in which she also appears as a dancer. She has taught at Naropa University in Boulder, CO., University of Omaha, NE., Columbia College in Chicago, The Institute of American Indian Arts in Santa Fe, NM , Berkeley High School and is currently a Lecturer at UC Berkeley in the Department of Theater, Dance, and Performance Studies.