A native of Dallas, Texas, Amaria Stern is a recent graduate of the USC Glorya Kaufman School of Dance. An aspiring educator with an interest in ethnographic research, she aims to create spaces for artists to explore the intersections of art, culture, and spirituality. In addition to performing the work of renowned choreographers like William Forsythe, d. Sabela Grimes, and Dwight Rhoden, she has worked on film projects with both up-and-coming and established artists including Solange Knowles.
As her work deals especially with the movement traditions of the African diaspora, she recently developed a virtual discussion series to explore the spectrum of black dance called The Diaspora in Motion. Through her passion for collaboration, she intends to facilitate environments that emphasize the importance of community and cultural exchange.