Romina was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina where she started her artistic career as a classical dancer. At the early age of 15, she moved to NYC by herself after being invited by the School of American Ballet.
She followed with music education at the Juilliard School and intensive acting training at the William Esper Studio, during which she began to be featured in films, TV series, music videos and commercials.
Some of her earlier credits include stage performances from Swan Lake and Bach’s Saint Matthew’s Passion (at some of Argentina’s most prestigious venues like Teatro Colon and Teatro Coliseo), to Guys and Dolls (The Juilliard Theater) and A Mass (New York State Theater).
Daughter of a successful Argentinean actress/director and an award-winning photographer, Romina developed a passion for visual storytelling at a very young age.
In 2014, she made her directorial debut with How a Man Gets Ready (a 1 min spec commercial/ micro-short she also wrote, produced and starred in), through which she was selected as one of the top emerging directors of the year at SHOOT Magazine’s 12th Annual New Directors Showcase held at NYC’s Directors Guild of America Theater, sponsored by the DGA.
The piece went on to screen at over 20 venues worldwide, including Hollywood's legendary TCL Chinese Theater, Toronto's Carlton Cinemas and New York's TriBeCa Screening Room.
Multiple awards and nominations followed for How a Man Gets Ready as well as for her next 1 min spec commercial/ micro-short Bad Connections and a silent comedic 1 min piece she shot with a phone app, called The Slapper Flapper.
Romina has also been a part of the production team for several films, commercials and web content. She participated in international filmmaking panels, served as a judge for the Emmy Awards, and recently joined NYWIFT (NY Women in Film and Television) with the goal of becoming more involved in the female filmmaker community.
Still based in New York City, she recently wrote, directed and produced her first short film: The Visit, a 12 minute psychological drama starring Academy Award Nominee June Squibb (Nebraska) and Sean Maher (Firefly).
The Visit is currently enjoying an intensive and successful festival circuit, having received multiple awards and nominations, including Best Short Film, Best Short Film by a Woman, Best First Short Film, and Audience Awards.
Romina is currently in the process of writing the screenplay for her first feature film as well as working on various film projects.