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Fulbright Association recognises veteran’s outstanding accomplishments

Wed 25 September 2019

Dance artist Roman Baca wins 2019 Selma Jeanne Cohen Dance Lecture Award

Former US Marine and 2017-18 holder of the Fulbright-Trinity Laban Award in Music & Dance, Roman Baca is the 2019 recipient of the Fulbright Association’s prestigious Selma Jeanne Cohen Dance Lecture Award.

The award, which recognises the achievements of scholars and artists within the field of dance, was first presented in 2000 to acknowledge the importance of preeminent dance historian Selma Jeanne Cohen’s Fulbright exchange experience in Russia.

As a Cohen Lecturer, Roman’s work will be showcased at the Fulbright Association’s annual conference in Washington, DC where he will present his research, give a performance, and lead an audience workshop.

The classically trained ballet dancer, Artistic Director of Exit12 Dance Company and Iraq War Veteran is currently submitting his thesis for the completion of a Master of Fine Arts in Choreography.

Whilst at Trinity Laban, Roman’s research helped expand his practise and solidify his voice as a choreographer.  His final project, In-Trench, was a durational performance piece that choreographically explored the methodology of understanding the traumas of war.

For more information about the Fulbright Association’s Selma Jeanne Cohen Dance Lecture Award, please visit their website.

To hear more from Roman, listen to ourinterview with him from earlier this year on our podcast TL-Life: Crosscurrent.

Applications for the 2020/21 Fulbright Scholarship at Trinity Laban are still open and will close in October. To find out more, visit our international pages.

Image credit: JK Photography