Omar Román De Jesús
is originally from San Juan, Puerto Rico, and he began his formal training at School for the Performing Arts in Guaynabo, PR. Omar was a member of Balleteatro Nacional de Puerto Rico from 2006-2011. During this period, he won the Championship Cup and Gold Medal at the National Dance Competition in Puerto Rico. He received a scholarship to the Ailey School in 2011.
In his professional career, Omar has been a member of Parsons Dance and Ballet Hispánico where he performed works by Gustavo Ramírez Sansano, Robert Battle, Trey McIntyre, Kate Skarpetowska, Michelle Manzanales, Tania Peréz-Salas, Carlos Pons and Ephrat Ashore.
Omar has received awards for his choreography from The Dance Gallery Festival and Reverb Dance Festival, and was commissioned by Steps Repertory Ensemble and Instituto de Cultura de Puerto Rico. Omar's new work, DANIEL, was commissioned by Parsons Dance for the company's 2017 Joyce season as part of its initiative to support emerging choreographers through David Parsons' GenerationNow Fellowship. He was one of the winning choreographers for the Joffrey Academy of Dance's 8th annual Winning Works Choreographic Competition. Omar has the distinct honor to create a new work on Whim W'him as part of the company's upcoming CHOREOGRAPHIC SHINDIG IV.
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