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Omar Román De Jesús

Omar Román De Jesús (he/him) is a Queer Puertorriqueño choreographer and director of NYC-based company Boca Tuya. He is a 2023 Baryshnikov Arts Center inaugural fellow at Kaatsbaan Cultural Park, 2022 Princess Grace Award Winner in Choreography, 2022 NYSCA/NYFA Artist Fellow in Choreography, and 2020 recipient of The Ann & Weston Hicks Choreography Fellowship (Jacob’s Pillow). He has created work for The Baryshnikov Arts Center, The Paul Taylor Dance Company, Ballet Hispánico, Ballet Collective, Limón 2, Bruce Wood Dance, Jacob Jonas The Company, Joffrey Ballet Concert Group, Whim W’him, Parsons Dance, and more.

Omar’s stage work has received top recognition through Joffrey Academy of Dance's Winning Works Choreographic Competition, Whim W’him’s Choreographic Shindig, The Dance Gallery Festival, Reverb Dance Festival, and the International Dance Festival of Puerto Rico where he received the Ambassador of Dance medal. Most recently, Omar’s Los Perros del Barrio Colosal was awarded first place at the Palm Desert Choreography Festival, and his other work has toured to ENDANZANTE (Colombia), Chop Shop: Bodies of Work (Seattle), PRISMA International Dance Festival (Panama), and Masdanza (Canary Islands).