Amaara Raheem was born in Sri Lanka, grew up in Melbourne and spent fifteen years in London. Multiple homes and a lived experience of migration informs her ways of working with movement and words. A dance-artist who crosses many borders, Amaara holds a Ph.D. from the School of Architecture & Urban Design (RMIT University); works as a lecturer at the Victorian College of the Arts (dance); sits on the Artistic Directorate for Next Wave; and is the inaugural feminist-in-residence with live art collective, APHIDS. Recently Amaara was selected for ABC Top 5 – a two-week media training which aims to discover Australia’s next generation of dynamic thinkers and give them a voice.
Contact: The Victorian College of the Arts, The University of Melbourne, Building 864, St Kilda Road, South Melbourne, VIC 3205, Australia.