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Producer. Performer. Writer.

Amarantha is a multi-talented artist with a passion for producing, performing, and writing. Born and raised in Kingston, Jamaica, Amarantha has been involved in the arts since the age of five, specializing in Afro-Caribbean dance. She honed her skills with L'Acadco Dance Company, the University of the West Indies Dance Society, and the National Dance Theatre Company of Jamaica while studying Media and Communication at the University of the West Indies.

After completing her degree, Amarantha became a familiar face on Jamaican television as the host and producer of the entertainment news show, Review on RETV. She then transitioned into freelance producing and production management for music videos and television shows, working with icons such as Shaggy and Sean Paul.

Amarantha pursued further education in the UK, earning a Master's degree in Film and TV Production from London Metropolitan University. In 2011, she made the bold move to immigrate to Australia on her own, facing the challenges of being an immigrant woman of color in a new country.

After years of taking on any work to survive, Amarantha finally found her way back to her creative passion by blending her writing and performance skills to become a playwright. Her first one-woman show, "Oshun," was developed with the help of a City of Melbourne Annual arts grant, and it premiered to sold-out audiences at La Mama theatre in December 2022. Due to its success, the play will be remounted in La Mama's main season in 2024.

Amarantha has also become a respected producer in the Australian arts community, working with Multicultural Arts Victoria, Darebin City Council, and Wyndham City Council. Her focus on building relationships, community, and process over product sets her apart as a producer, earning her praise from colleagues and collaborators alike.

Despite the challenges she has faced, Amarantha's unwavering dedication to her craft and her community continues to inspire those around her.

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