Omar was trained in classical ballet by Peter Schabel, protégé of ballet master David Howard who granted him a scholarship at his world-renowned dance school in New York. Omar also studied with guest artists including Gelsey Kirkland at the David Howard Dance Center. At Wesleyan, Omar studied under Cheryl Cutler and participated in master classes with downtown choreographers including Donna Uchizono, David Parker, Yoshiko Chuma, Sean Curran and Robert Wilson. At the Bates Dance Festival, Omar studied contact improvisation with one of the founders of the technique, Nancy Stark-Smith. Omar originated a role in post-modern master director's Skin, Meat, Bone, a collaboration with Wesleyan University music professor Alvin Lucier. Omar also performed in an abridged staging of the work at the Hudson Theater in New York.