Mara received an undergraduate in Dance Performance from Queensland University of Technology (2017) and a postgraduate diploma in Writing and Literature from Deakin University (2020). She is based in the city of Wollongong, Australia. Mara has been working as an independent artist, with a particular focus on choreographic practice, in Wollongong since 2019. Her main area of research inquiry is focused on aesthetic activism with a particular spotlight on feminism. Mara is interested in exploring the influence that dance can have on an audience and their worldview.