Roman Baca entered the U.S. Marine Corps in 2000 and was eventually deployed to Iraq. He returned to Connecticut and struggled to adjust to civilian life. He finally found purpose in his life...in dance. Baca started the Exit 12 Dance Company and is the artistic director there. He’s getting ready to embark on a trip back to Iraq later this month where he will teach dance to local children there.
We talk with Roman about what brought him to Iraq in the first place and how he's preparing for his return there. We also hear from Jonathan Hollander who is the Artistic & Executive Director, Founder and Choreographer with the Battery Dance Company. He's organizing this trip for Roman as part of his "Dancing to Connect" workshop.