Written By: Kirven Douthit-Boyd, Co-Artistic Director of Dance This summer, I had the great fortune of being invited to work with the youth of MindLeaps at the Jim Bell campus in Kigali Rwanda. MindLeaps is a not-for-profit organization staffed by dance instructors, educators, social workers, counselors, and administrators, all dedicated to building a bridge to education and positive… Read More

COCA’s Pre-Professional Division dance seniors are getting ready to take the stage with our student dance companies for TRIumphant, May 6–9. Virtual and limited in-person tickets are available. Our graduating seniors’ final solo performances will be featured during the1:00PM and 5:00PM performances on Sunday, May 9. COCA’s 2021 Dance Seniors: Anaya Tyehimba “The instructors here… Read More

Note: The original version of this post was published on COCA Executive Director Kelly Pollock’s blog on November 16, 2016. To view more posts by Pollock during her 2016 Eisenhower Fellowship, visit her blog: https://kellylpollock.wordpress.com.  My time in Rio de Janeiro and Belo Horizonte flew by and I am way behind on sharing my journey! The people… Read More