SAG Eligible Actor, Singer/Songwriter, Violinist, and Professional Dancer. Quadruple threat actor, recording artist, violinist, and dancer, Omar Veluz was born in Ciudad Obregón in Sonora, Mexico. Veluz is best known for his work under the direction of Mike Binder (Upside of Anger) and for playing the lead role in Snare, opposite Eric Roberts. He has also performed on stage with Alejandra Guzman, Pilar Montenegro, and Olya Poliakova. www.omarveluz.com Omar’s mother is from Culiacan, Sinaloa, and his father was a professional musician from Mexico City. His parents relocated to Tucson, Arizona and separated when Omar was seven years old. Omar’s mother became a successful businesswoman who owned a 3rd party motor vehicle business.
As a 9 year old, Omar acted in school plays and played the Violin. At 12 he was an Arizona State ranked violinist. He began dance training at 14 and danced professionally by age 17 when he created his own dance company to fund his college studies. After a single audition, he was accepted into his high school’s advanced theater program. He graduated high school with a 4.0 GPA and received numerous merit-based scholarships to attend the University of Arizona where he registered as a Dance Major. Because his family urged him to study a solid career, he chose to become an Architect. He performed for the University of Arizona Repertoire Company and with the Arizona Opera Company. After graduating college in 2007 he moved to Shanghai, China, for 7 month where he performed as part of the China National Dance Tour. In 2008 he returned to the United States and moved to Los Angeles, California. At 27, he began vocal lessons and trained with vocal teacher Carlos De Antonis.
As an entrepreneur, Omar helped develop conceptualize, design, and successfully launch a men and women’s t-shirt line sold at gyms and featured in fashion magazines. He has also invented a new concept of Men and Women’s wallets for people on the go known as Cartera Wallet, which is currently (Jan. 2018) filed for U.S.A. Patent. Omar aspires to work with directors that will challenge him such as James Cameron (Titanic), Quentin Tarantino (Reservoir Dogs) and with director Baz Luhrman (Moulin Rouge). Among many skills, he was also a gymnast, volleyball player, competitive swimmer, a springboard platform diver, and dancer. His dream: To contribute eradicate world issues such as poverty, violence, hunger, LGBTQ discrimination and climate change. A strong supporter of the University of Arizona’s Outreach program, he has donated towards scholarships that are offered to new students in the school of Architecture.