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Amara Barner

Amara Barner is a multidisciplinary artist from Minnesota, and currently resides in Montreal (Tiohtià:ke) Quebec. As a teenager she traveled as an assistant to the choreographers of The Pulse On Tour and Intrigue Dance Convention. 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 15, 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. Barner was the youngest dancer hired for local company, RUBBERBAND and worked with the group from 2016-2021. She toured internationally with the company's show Vic’s Mix, and also danced 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 performed in Tentacle Tribe's short films Metamorph and Touch for Festival Quartier Danse 2020/21 seasons alongside Elon Höglund. Barner also performed in episodes three, ten, and eleven of the TVA show Chanteurs masqués season one. Amara is featured in Dance Magazine’s July 2020 issue as an “On The Rise “ artist", and has also been interviewed for the podcast Artistic Roots, and the digital magazine Black Lights. Barner joined 'Hit The Floor' in 2021 as a judge for their competition in Gatineau, Quebec. She presented her first multidisciplinary solo entitled Mongrel at the VAV Gallery in 2021. Amara Barner is currently a student at Concordia University in Montreal, with a major in Fibers and Materials.