Mara Lucas was born in Lexington, Kentucky, but grew up just outside of Richmond, Virginia. At age two, when her parents discovered she couldn't keep still if there was music playing, she was enrolled in her first dance class. She studied at Jessica Morgan's School of Dance, learning everything from ballet to hip hop.

     Mara took her first musical theatre class at twelve. It was there that she discovered her love for singing, acting, and storytelling. She attended Appomattox Regional Governor's School for the Arts and Technology as a musical theatre major and graduated in 2011. From there, Mara moved on to Elon University to continue her studies. She graduated with her Bachelor of Fine Arts in Music Theatre in 2015. 

     Outside of her performance career, Mara enjoys teaching dance classes, crocheting, reading thrillers, discovering new music, and baking too-big batches of desserts.