One Marine Turns to Ballet for Therapy

Independence Day is one of our most patriotic holidays and a former U.S. Marine is showing his love of country in a unique way.

Roman Baca has turned his experience in combat into choreography. He started Exit 12 after deploying to Iraq transitioning from the battlefield to ballet was a form of therapy.

His repertoire reflects military experiences not just in his life but other veterans he helps.

“We have a piece that talks about the interaction between the military individuals and the people on the ground,” said Baca.

“We have another piece talking about the impact of war on families.”

Exit 12 is featured in a documentary that was released earlier this year. Baca named the company for the exit he took to his rehearsal studio.



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