Gemini Award Nominated actress/dancer Romina D'Ugo is a graduate of the prestigious triple threat Music Theatre Performance program at Sheridan College, where she earned the coveted Triple Threat Award for her three consecutive years at this top program in Canada. Her career began when she graduated early to play a supporting role in the Universal Pictures dance film How She Move. She became a household name when she earned a spot as one of the Top 20 dancers on So You Think You Can Dance Canada. She then went on to star opposite Justin Chatwin in the disco-dance-inspired feature film, Funkytown, and has had the pleasure of dancing alongside stars like Jessica Alba, John Travolta, and Paris Hilton as a featured dancer in their films.
Romina toured across Canada, the United States, and the Caribbean as a competitive and professional dancer with Performing Dance Arts Studio. She completed her RAD and ADAPT exams with highest honors, and won various Dancer of The Year Awards for her Tap and Jazz solos over the years.
She loves teaching classes and workshops on dance styles across the board, from Music-Theatre, Latin-Jazz, Hip-Hop, Tap, Jazz, Jazz-Funk, Technique, Contemporary, etc… to her specialized workshop for dancers who want to break into the film/TV world, called “The Business of Dance”! Romina also loves adjudicating and teaching at various conventions across Canada.
Selected television guest starring roles include: Rookie Blue (ABC), Nikita (CW), Cybergeddon (Aircraft Pictures), Degrassi: The Next Generation, The Battle Of Maggie Hill (20th Century Fox pilot), Riverworld (SyFy), and Silent Witness (TNT). Romina also starred as "Zoe" in MTV's original dance movie, Turn The Beat Around. It was for this performance that she was nominated for a Gemini in 2011 for Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role.
Romina was recently a series regular on the Showcase series King, and is currently a Recurring Guest Star on the new SyFy/NBCUniversal critically acclaimed series 12 Monkeys.