"He has set works on Alvin, Ailey American Dance Theater, Dallas Black Dance Theatre, Lion King Las Vegas, Ballet Noir, Dance Black Dance Theatre's second company DBDT ll, & many local dance studios throughout."

Amara Barner is a BIPOC, multidisciplinary artist from Minnesota, who currently resides in Montreal (Tiohtià:ke) Quebec. As a teenager, she traveled as an assistant to the choreographers of The Pulse On Tour, Intrigue Dance Convention, as well as Emma Portner. Among opportunities for professional development, Amara was granted opportunities to perform and teach at workshops in Australia, Mexico, England, and Italy. After moving to New York City at 16, Amara worked commercially for television including dancing backup for Sia on The Tonight Show With Jimmy Fallon, and music videos like Cardinal’s Pride: Masterpiece. At 18 years old, Barner was the youngest dancer ever hired for the Montreal dance company, RUBBERBAND, and worked with the group from 2016-2021. She toured internationally with the company’s show Vic’s Mix, and also in the company’s premiers and following international tours of Ever So Slightly/Vraiment Doucement, including the KOTV TeleQuebec adaptation of the show for television. Amara went on to perform the work of artists such as Anne Plamondon in Counter Cantor, Dana Gingras’ Creation Destruction, and multiple works by Elon Höglund of Tentacle Tribe. Amara performed in Tentacle Tribe’s short films Metamorph, Touch, and Terra. As well as the live performance of DiRT for Festival Quartiers Danse. Barner also performed in the Quebec show The Masked Singer in seasons one and two. Amara has danced in music videos such as La Force’s All That I Am, Aisha Bahdru’s Lazy River, Dominique Fils-Aimé’s Mind at Ease, and Make Believe by sickxsense. Amara was featured in Dance Magazine’s July 2020 issue as an artist “On The Rise “, and has also been interviewed for the podcast Artistic Roots, and the digital magazine Black Lights. Barner joined ‘Hit The Floor’ in 2021 and 2022 to adjudicate at their competitions in Quebec. She presented her first multidisciplinary solo entitled “mongrel” in 2021 and later adapted it for a gallery exhibition in 2022. Her second exhibition, “the interconnected network of everything and anything” was on display at the FOFA Gallery for a month in early 2023. Amara Barner is currently a student at Concordia University in Montreal, majoring in Fibres and Materials.

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