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Welcoming our new Fulbright Scholar

Mon 16 October 2017

We are delighted to welcome this year’s Fulbright Scholar, Roman Baca.

Roman is a former US Marine, a classically trained ballet dancer, and now the Artistic Director of Exit12 Dance Company in New York. He will be pursuing his MFA in Choreography at Trinity Laban, using his unique perspective to develop a ballet that looks at Stravinsky’s Le Sacre du Printemps through the lens of a military veteran, while studying what organisations in the United Kingdom are doing to connect military veterans to the performing arts.

Roman commented:

“I am excited to use the scholarship to further develop my individual artistic voice through risk taking, experimentation, and continuous creation. The programme leader, Tony Thatcher, is an inspirational director and artist, and I look forward to growing my practice under his tutelage.” 

Trinity Laban Principal, Professor Anthony Bowne, commented:

“Trinity Laban is a world leading conservatoire, and we are proud to be a partner of the renowned Fulbright Scholarship Programme. Fulbright Scholarships are highly sought after, and greatly extend the financial support Trinity Laban is able to offer the world’s best prospective postgraduate students. Roman will be immersed in high-quality teaching and a diverse international community, which I’m sure will contribute to him achieving his goals.”

This is the second year Trinity Laban have offered the Fulbright-Trinity Laban Award in Music & Dance, enabling US citizens the opportunity to pursue a one-year Master’s degree (or the first year of a longer Master’s or PhD). The inaugural recipient was University of South Florida alumnus Madison McGrew, who recently completed her MSc in Dance Science.

Applications are now open for 2018/19, with auditions taking place in the USA this autumn:

  • New York (Music, Dance, & Musical Theatre) | 11-12 November 2017
  • San Francisco (Dance) | 18-19 November 2017

Workshops, information sessions, masterclasses, and auditions will be led by our internationally renowned academic staff and are open to those interested in all programmes and specialisms at undergraduate and postgraduate level.

For more information, please visit our international pages, or contact