Born in Reykjavík/Iceland in 1988.
Rósa Ómarsdóttir studied dance and choreography at the Iceland University of the Arts, Reykjavík/Iceland(2008–2010) and at the P.A.R.T.S. – Performing Arts Research and Training Studios, Brussels/Belgium (2010–2014). She collaborated with Inga Huld Hákonardóttir on the performances Wilhelm Scream(2014), The Valley(2015) and Da Da Dans (2016), a commission for the Iceland Dance Company. Her solo creations include Traces,which premiered at Beursschouwburg inBrussels (2017), and Spills, whichpremieredat the Reykjavík Dance Festival (2019).
Her work has been presented at MIRfestival Athens/Greece (2018), HOMO NOVUS in Riga/Latvia (2018), Julidans festival Amsterdam/The Netherlands (2017) and Future is Feminist in Brussels (2017). Her performances have received numerous nominations for the Icelandic Theatre Awards. The Valley received an award for best choreography and both Da Da Dansand Spillsreceived commendations for best soundscape.
Rósa Ómarsdóttir has been leading a research project called Secondhand Knowledgewith Ásrún Magnúsdóttir and Alexander Roberts, focusing on peripheral dance communities and their relationship to dance history and the notion of secondhand knowledge.