Carmen Roman



Dance Instructor/Therapy


SF Bay Area

Carmen Roman is a founding member of De Rompe y Raja Cultural Association, a music and dance troupe dedicated to the promotion and preservation of Afro-Peruvian culture. She has been performing with the troupe since 1995 at various venues and festivals including SF International Arts Festival, Encuentro Del Canto Popular, and several appearances at the San Francisco Ethnic Dance Festival including the 2008 performance of Homenaje a Mis Maestros (A Tribute to the Masters) which earned an Izzie Dance Award nomination for “Outstanding Achievement in Performance”. 
Carmen will be earning her B.A. in Dance from San Francisco State University in December 2009. Her participation in the program has brought her opportunities such as receiving intensive training in Dunham Technique; acting as a lead teacher for the Village Dancers, a program that brings dance to inner city children; and to travel to El Salvador with the Colima Project to offer for the first t
ime in the project’s 7-year history, dance workshops for the children in the rural area of Colima. 
Carmen is a teacher of Afro-Peruvian dance for children and adults and is an artist in residence for Leap….imagination in learning.