Omar Israel Canedo grew up in Mexico for 13 years before moving to Alaska. He began dancing at 16, and after graduating high school, joined The Young Americans. With this group Omar traveled around the world teaching dance, song and improve with the purpose of teaching students about self-confidence. Upon returning to Alaska, he taught at various dance studios and after school programs finding his passion in hip hop and contemporary. He has since moved to Los Angeles to realize his dream to become a professional dancer.