Omari is a screendance practitioner and body-percussionist based in London (UK) and, for the past decade, has been choreographing, teaching and performing for music videos, film, television and theatre. A first class BA (Hons) degree in Performing Arts led Omari to perform for 6 years in the West End and international touring productions of 'Stomp!'.
Omari’s choreographic work is influenced by hip-hop dance, urban culture and body-percussion practices. This combines with his 6 years of professional filmmaking experience to result in the purposeful creation of narratives told through dance and the camera.
As a filmmaker and editor, Omari has created digital-dance and documentary content for Breakin' Convention Hip Hop Theatre Festival (UK), Parkinson's UK, Dance Woking, Akademi Dance (UK’s leading South-Asian Dance Company) and Mouvement Perpétuel (Canada). As an independent choreographer and dancer, Omari has created works for Google, Britain’s Got Talent, Weetabix, Stanton Warriors, Greenpeace UK, Diabetes UK and ADAD (Association of Dance from the African Diaspora).
As a soon to be graduate from the worlds first Master’s degree in Screendance at London Contemporary Dance School (LCDS), Omari is associate lecturer in Screendance at the University of Lincoln, University of East London and will soon be leading the Dance and Technology module for BA Dance at LCDS.
Associate Lecturer - Dance & Technology Module - London Contemporary Dance School
Jun 2020 - Oct 2020
Associate Lecturer - Screendance Module - Lincoln University
Jan 2020 - May 2020
Associate Lecture - Rethinking Choreography: Bodies, sites and digital spaces. - University of East London - BA Dance (Urban Practices)
Sep 2018 - Mar 2020
Associate Movement Director - London International Gospel Choir
Feb 2017 - Dec 2017
Performer/Dancer - STOMP!
Sep 2011 - Sep 2017
Choreographer of Montage Youth Dance Company - Montage Theatre Arts
Feb 2015 - Jul 2017
Filmmaker - BCTV (Breakin' Convention Television)
Nov 2013 - Dec 2015
Choreographer and Dance Teacher - Young Actors Theatre Islington
Jun 2006 - Dec 2008
Screendance - Master's Degree - London Contemporary Dance School
Sep 2018 - Mar 2020
Performing Arts - 1st Class Honours, Bachelor's Degree - London Metropolitan University
Sep 2008 - Jul 2011
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