Carmen Román is a dancer, choreographer, educator, filmmaker, and the founding artistic director of Cunamacué. Her article, “The Danced Spirituality of African Descendants in Peru,” was published in the African Performance Review (2013). Carmen was awarded a Fulbright Fellowship (2015) to research Afro-Peruvian dance. Her documentary Herencia de Un Pueblo, shot in El Carmen, Peru, received Best Documentary and Best Cinematography awards at the San Francisco Dance Film Festival (2016). In 2019 she was awarded the Mythili Kumar Emerging Artist Award and was commissioned by the SF Ethnic Dance Festival. Carmen teaches dance in Bay Area public schools.