January 22, 2015
Two of Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater’s best aim to take COCA’s dance program to the top.
St. Louis Business Journal
January 12, 2015
John and Alison Ferring announced a donation of $5 million to COCA's endowment in January of 2015.
January 12, 2015
After his final bow in Paris this summer with the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theatre, Antonio Douthit-Boyd and his husband (and fellow Ailey dancer), Kirven Douthit-Boyd, will officially join COCA as co-artistic directors of dance.
St. Louis Post Dispatch
January 9, 2015
Antonio Douthit-Boyd and Kirven Douthit-Boyd announced their retirement from Alvin Ailey American Dance Theatre to join COCA's full-time staff as Co-Artistic Directors of Dance.
St. Louis Public Radio
January 9, 2015
Two of Alvin Ailey American Dance Theatre's principal dancers, Antonio Douthit-Boyd and Kirven Douthit-Boyd, are coming to COCA's full-time staff as Co-Artistic Directors of Dance.
March 10, 2016
COCA- Center of Creative Arts announced today that it has received national accreditation by the Accrediting Commission for Community and Precollegiate Arts Schools (ACCPAS). This makes COCA the only accredited school in Missouri for non-degree instruction in the arts and one of only 17 institutions accredited nationally.
February 4, 2016
COCA presents Continuing the Legacy, February 5-6, 2016. This original dance production, created and directed by Christopher Page-Sanders takes audience members on a powerful journey through African American history.
February 2, 2016
Jane Chu, chairman of the National Endowment for the Arts, will visit St. Louis and Jefferson City, Missouri, February 8–10, 2016. On Monday, February 8, Chairman Chu will be in St. Louis where she and Senator Claire McCaskill will visit COCA - Center of Creative Arts and Chairman Chu will tour the Grand Center Arts & Entertainment District.
January 19, 2016
On Thursday, January 14, 2016, COCA hosted FLAME, an appreciation event for more than 300 Members of the Richard Baron Leadership Circle at COCA and invited guests. The event, presented by Regions Private Wealth Management, also provided a forum for COCA to announce the 2016 Neiman Marcus Community Arts Awards. This year, The Arthur & Helen Baer Charitable Foundation received the COCA Ferring Award for Philanthropy and COCA Board Member Bill Carson received the Newell S. “Jim” Knight Service Award at COCA.
December 10, 2015
The Performing Arts Department (PAD) in Arts & Sciences at Washington University in St. Louis, in collaboration with COCA-Center of Creative Arts — one of the nation’s foremost community arts schools — will launch a new Master of Fine Arts Degree in Dance in fall of 2016.
November 4, 2015
The students of the COCA Theatre Company (CTC) take the stage November 6 & 7, in Jason Robert Brown's Songs for a New World. Just one week after Songs for a New World, COCA opens Superman 2050 as a part of its annual COCA Presets series.
October 30, 2015
COCA Executive Director Kelly Pollock named one of the 10 outstanding U.S. leaders selected as 2016 USA Eisenhower Fellows.
September 28, 2015
COCA presents the world premiere of wUNDERland, October 2-4, 9-11, 2015. This this original dance production, created and choreographed by Anthony “Redd” Williams, puts a hip-hop spin on Lewis Carroll’s Alice in Wonderland.
August 10, 2015
As announced in January, international dance stars Antonio Douthit-Boyd and Kirven Douthit-Boyd will officially begin as COCA as Co-Artistic Directors of Dance on August 17. The two join the organization on the heels of their final world tour as principal dancers with the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater.
July 13, 2015
St. Louis’ premiere business creativity conference, SPARK, hosted by COCAbiz, is set for September 2, 2015.
March 27, 2015
COCA announced that Jennifer Stoffel will join its senior leadership team as Director of External Affairs and Strategic Initiatives.