Students of all backgrounds look to COCA’s Pre-Professional Division for the training and inspiration they need to find new ideas – and new opportunities.

COCA Student Companies

Our student companies give talented actors, dancers and vocalists the opportunity to develop their skills, train with professional guest artists, grow as individuals and perform with confidence.

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Honors Program

COCA Honors Program provides intensive training and highly individualized career counseling to help talented students between the ages of 11 and 18 develop as artists and reach their educational goals.

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Talent Identified Program

The Talent Identified Program (TIP) supports students in the third through fifth grades who show exceptional aptitude for dance. By offering financial, artistic, academic and transportation support, we enable young people to develop their skills within COCA’s supportive environment.

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Nearly 400 career-oriented young artists depend on our Pre-Professional Division to provide the rigorous, diverse instruction necessary to achieve the highest levels of professionalism and performance.


Of Students

For the past decade, every COCA pre-professional senior has graduated with post-secondary plans for college or professional training. Many are the first in their families to attend college.