2022 Princess Grace Award
Nominated by: Bruce Wood Dance
Omar Román De Jesús (Bayamón, Puerto Rico) is a Queer Puertorriqueño choreographer and company director based in New York City. He is a 2020 Recipient of The Ann & Weston Hicks Choreography Fellowship (Jacob’s Pillow) and a 2022 NYSCA/NYFA Artist Fellow in Choreography. Omar has been commissioned to create work for over 20 companies and pre professional schools. His 2022 commissions include residencies and new work for Limón 2, MOVE NYC, The Paul Taylor Dance Company, the Joffrey Ballet Concert Group, Baryshnikov Arts Center, and Ballet Hispánico, as well as a new screendance in partnership with Panamanian organization FEC featuring 80 performers from the USA and Panama. Omar seeks to create visibility and pathways toward a sustainable life in the arts for up and coming LatinX/a/o voices.