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 selected for 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, 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.
Romina followed by writing, directing and producing Bad Connections (another 1 min spec commercial/ micro-short).
Both pieces, as well The Slapper Flapper (as a silent comedy micro-short shot with her phone), went on to screen at venues such as Hollywood's legendary TCL Chinese Theater, Toronto's Carlton Cinemas and New York's TriBeCa Screening Room, receiving 23 awards and 4 nominations combined.
These include: Best Micro-Short Film (Houston Comedy Film Festival. 2014), Best Commercial (California International Shorts Festival. 2014 & 2015 -for both ads), Best Micro-Short by a Woman (Lionshead Film Festival. 2014 & 2015 -for both ads), Best Concept (International Independent Film Awards. 2014), and Best Micro-Short Film (Austin Revolution Film Festival. 2015 & 2016 -for both ads).
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 in 2016 joined NYWIFT (NY Women in Film and Television) with the goal of becoming more involved in the female filmmaker community.
In early 2017, she completed her first short film The Visit (which she wrote, directed, produced) in NYC.
The Visit is a 12 min psychological drama starring Academy Award Nominee June Squibb (Nebraska) and Sean Maher (Firefly), currently enjoying a successful festival run, having received 9 awards, 16 nominations and 5 special mentions so far, including Best Director, Best Short Film, Best Short Film by a Woman, Best First Short Film, and Audience Awards.
Still based in NYC, Romina is currently in the process of writing the screenplay for her first feature film, as well as in post-production for her next [all-female cast & crew] short film: Boom.