Omar Roman of Mexican descent was born and raised in Chicago. He began studying Ballroom dancing at the age of 17 at his community YMCA. In the spring of 2008 he began his formal Spanish dance studies with Dame Libby Komaiko. In 2009 he was awarded a Northeastern Illinois University (NEIU) dance scholarship from the Music department & the Dance program studying ballet and Jazz with Rachael Burton & Dr. Venetia Stifler. In June 2009 he performed with the Ensemble Español Spanish Dance Theater during the American Spanish Dance Festival Gala Concerts at the North Shore Center for the Performing Arts in Skokie. He has also studied with Irma Suarez Ruiz, Carmela Greco, Paloma Gomez and Cristian Lozano. In September of 2009 he auditioned for the Ensemble Español Spanish Dance Theater and was awarded a scholarship apprenticeship. He is currently attending Northeastern Illinois University completing his major in French and minor in dance. In 2007 he became a member of Pi Delta Phi National French Honor Society.