Born in Beaumont, Texas; Amanda Maraist graduated from the University of North Texas with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Dance. She has performed with Contemporary Ballet Dallas, Danielle Georgiou Dance Group (DGDG), Gaspard & Dancers, Salty Lark Dance, and BodyCompass Dance Project. Amanda joined Khecari in 2014. Her personal work is motivated by authentic movement experiences, nostalgia, coincidences & accidents, human touch, illustration, place, and memory. Amanda also acts as the Marketing Operations Assistant for Khecari.