Roman Baca is a Marine Iraq War Veteran and the Artistic Director of Exit12 Dance Company.
In 2007, Mr. Baca co-founded Exit12 Dance Company. Mr. Baca has choreographed several major works which communicate the experiences of people in conflict, and inspire visions of a better world. As a Teaching Artist, Mr. Baca has traveled to work in Erbil, Iraq and in NYC public schools teaching young adults how to express their experience through choreography and non-verbal expression. Mr. Baca has conducted Veteran/Civilian movement workshops that provide tools to aid veterans in the workplace, and to bridge the civilian-veteran divide.
Mr. Baca was inducted into the New York State Veterans Hall of Fame in 2015 and graduated Cum Laude from St. Mary’s College of CA with a BA in Performing Arts. Mr. Baca is a 2015 Veterans4Diplomacy Fellow, a NYC Service Platoon Member with The Mission Continues, a Leadership Fellow with Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America, a 2014 Art and Healing Network Awardee, a recipient of a 2012 Fellowship from The Mission Continues, a 2009 producing and presenting grant from AjkunBT, a 2010 Access DanceUSA Scholarship from DanceNYC through support from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the Brian Tippen Memorial Scholarship and the Connecticut Wartime Veterans Medal.
Specialties: Non-profit, dance, choreography, veterans affairs, community arts, arts programs