SF Native/Oakland resident Amara Tabor-Smith is the artistic director of Deep Waters Dance Theater and co-artistic director of Headmistress, an ongoing collaboration with dancer Sherwood Chen. In addition to teaching Rhythm & Motion, she is currently pursuing her MFA in Dance at Hollins University and teaches dance in the Department of Theater, Dance, and Performance Studies at UC Berkeley. She also just completed a 3-year Artist in Residence Program at ODC Theater. Amara’s students dance, laugh, sweat, make magic, and shake their booties A LOT! She has been teaching Rhythm & Motion since 1984.