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Roman Baca


Roman Baca is a New Mexico native and classically trained ballet dancer and choreographer. In 2001, recognizing his desire to defend the defenseless, he took a hiatus from dance and enlisted in the United States Marine Corps, serving as a machine-gunner and fire-team leader in Fallujah, Iraq during the Iraq War. After the war, Mr. Baca returned to dance and co-founded Exit12 Dance Company, which tells veterans’ stories choreographically to increase cross-cultural understanding and heal divisions. He also is a PD Candidate at York St. John University’s Military Human Project, and connects veterans to art with Bravo 22, a Royal British Legion funded Arts and Recovery Programme.


Speaker Disclosures:
Financial: Román Baca founder and president of Exit 12 Dance Company and has employment relationships with Bravo 22 and Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance. He received a grant from Creative Forces. Román Baca receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc. He has no relevant financial relationships with ineligible organizations.
Non-financial: Román Baca has no relevant non-financial relationships.