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COCA's New Moves

ALIVE Magazine

January 22, 2015

Two of Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater’s best aim to take COCA’s dance program to the top.

Ferrings donate $5 million to COCA

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.

COCA Hires Acclaimed Dancers Antonio and Kirven Douthit-Boyd to Head Youth Program

Riverfront Times

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.

Douthit-Boyds make career move to COCA

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.

Celebrated Dancer Antonio Douthit-Boyd Returns To St. Louis To Teach New Generation

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.

Press Releases

COCA Awarded National Accreditation by ACCPAS

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.

COCA Presents 2015-2016: Continuing the Legacy

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.

National Endowment for the Arts Chairman Jane Chu to Visit St. Louis and Jefferson City

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.

COCA Honors Baer Charitable Foundation, Bill Carson at FLAME

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.

Washington University, COCA Announce New MFA in Dance

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.

Local Singers and Chicago Actors Take the Stage in November at COCA

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.

COCA Executive Director Kelly Pollock Selected as 2016 Eisenhower Fellow

October 30, 2015

COCA Executive Director Kelly Pollock named one of the 10 outstanding U.S. leaders selected as 2016 USA Eisenhower Fellows.

COCA Presents 2015-2016: wUNDERland

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.

Acclaimed Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater Dancers, Antonio and Kirven Douthit-Boyd Join COCA Following an International Farewell Tour

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.

COCA Announces Fourth COCAbiz Creativity Conference in SPARK 2015: Risk Creativity

July 13, 2015

St. Louis’ premiere business creativity conference, SPARK, hosted by COCAbiz, is set for September 2, 2015.

COCA Hires Jennifer Stoffel As Director of External Affairs and Strategic Initiatives 

March 27, 2015

COCA announced that Jennifer Stoffel will join its senior leadership team as Director of External Affairs and Strategic Initiatives.

Announcing the 2015-2016 COCA Presents Season 

March 20, 2015

Announcing the 2015-2016 COCA Presents Season 
COCA is pleased to announce its COCA Presents 2015-2016 season.

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The Little Dancer: Moved by the Masters

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Continuing the Legacy

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