Omar Román De Jesús

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Omar Román De Jesús began his formal training at School for the Performing Arts in Guaynabo, Puerto Rico. 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 scholarship to the Ailey School in 2011. He just finished his fourth season with Parsons Dance and is excited to begin a new journey with Ballet Hispánico.  

Omar's choreography has been recognized for its originality, and he has been praised for his ability to craft an emotional arc. He has presented his choreography at Baruch Performing Arts Center, Peridance Capezio Center, Sala Sinfónica Pablo Casals, Ailey Citigroup Theater, the 14 Street Y, The Joyce Theater and others.  Omar has received awards from The Dance Gallery Festival and Reverb Dance Festival. He has been commissioned by Steps Repertory Ensemble, Instituto de Cultura de Puerto Rico, and recently, his 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. Omar is thrilled to be a winning choreographer for the Joffrey Academy of Dance's 8th annual Winning Works Choreographic Competition.