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May 9 — May 11


Triumphant unites COCA’s Pre-Professional dance companies as they take their season-ending bows and COCA’s graduating seniors grace the stage one last time. Triumphant highlights the versatility of our young artists as they present 12 dance works across three unique programs. Throughout the year, the dancers experience creative development residencies with guest artists including Justin Conte, Tom Gold, My’Kal Stromile, and Omari Wiles. Bringing new work to premiere at COCA, each guest artist mounts their piece specifically for COCA dancers and collaborates with COCA’s production team to fully realize the work. The Friday, May 10 performance features our graduating dancers telling their COCA stories in their senior statements, their college or post-secondary training plans, and sharing a solo dance piece with the audience. 

This year, we recognize and highlight the work of men in dance with guest choreographers:

  • Justin Conte: Freelance educator, director, and choreographer working nationally and internationally in commercial dance 
  • Tom Gold: Former soloist with New York City Ballet, Founder and Artistic Director of Tom Gold Dance 
  • My’Kal Stromile: Current member of Boston Ballet, Freelance Choreographer
  • Omari Wiles: Founder and Artistic Director of Les Ballet Afrik

Run Time: 70 minutes; 10-minute intermission 


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May 9 — May 11


May 9 May 11

6880 Washington Avenue
Saint Louis, Missouri 63130
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$26 – $30



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