Ballet Helps Veterans with War Wounds Heal with Dance

NEW YORK (FOX 5 NY) - “For My Father” is a ballet that depicts the impact a young war veteran’s suicide has on his father and family. But for choreographer Taylor Gordon, it’s a very personal piece of art, based on the death of her younger brother, Afghanistan war veteran Nick Gordon, who took his life in 2016.


Telling Tales: Theatre of War by Fulbrighter Roman Baca

Roman Baca, a recipient of the Fulbright-Trinity Laban Postgraduate Award in Music and Dance (2017-2018), speaks at the US-UK Fulbright Commission's Telling Tales: a series of short talks, held at the Scottish Storytelling Centre in June 2018.


Dancing after deployment: Marine aims to mend veterans' minds with motion

Story by Alexander Trowbridge, CBS NEWS


Artist in Residence

Exit12 at the University of Saint Joseph

Exit12 spent a week in West Hartford, CT as part of USJ’s Artist in Residence program. The residency included the creation and development of Andrew Harper’s Odyssey, workshops with USJ students and a panel discussion on the interdisciplinary nature of art and its role in healing.


Veteran artists help heal a war-scarred world

roman baca at tedx san antonio

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Veteran Artist Program: The Home Show

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Roman Baca on how serving in the U.S. Marine Corps also helped him make a difference through dance. Baca and other military veteran artists share their work Nov. 12 in "Veteran Artist Program: The Home Show," part of the Lincoln Center Veterans Initiative.

a marine returns to iraq, with ballet

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After serving at Fallujah, choreographer Roman Baca channeled his military experience into provocative dance performances.

Exit12 during the creation of sometimes, silence


Periplus is a transoceanic route through community arts (both music and interdisciplinary projects) lead by Comusitària across five continents. It aims to disseminate knowledge and enhance the visibility of education, social and artistic initiatives by critically analyzing the synergies which arise from connections in these three fields.


American Homecomings Profile on Exit12

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Video by Peter Hvizdak, Story by Jim Shelton

Marine creates ballet about Iraq War


Roman Baca, Founder, Exit 12 Dance Company. Roman Baca's ballet is called "The Homecoming". Girlfriend encouraged him to follow dreams after war. Baca served in Fallujah, Iraq from 2005-2006.