From the Iraq War to Ballet, a Veteran’s Inspiring Story

“Keep your fingers straight and off the trigger. Do not point the rifle at anyone you do not intend to shoot.” That’s Roman Baca, a U.S. Marine Iraq War veteran. But he’s not speaking to the company of soldiers he led during his tour as a sergeant in Fallujah, Iraq. Here, Baca is instructing a company of ballet dancers. His dance company, Exit 12, helps veterans heal from the trauma of war through the power of dance.

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