A group of ballet dancers from Ballet Eclectica on stage

For Pre-Professional Artists

Students of all backgrounds look to COCA’s Pre-Professional Division (PPD) for the training and inspiration they need to pursue their passion for the arts. COCA’s dance, theatre, and voice programs prepare young artists to discover and achieve more than they’ve ever imagined.

From training with professional guest artists and unforgettable performance opportunities to individualized career guidance, we offer a nurturing path for every student based on their own aspirations, ideas, and perspectives.

Every Pre-Professional Division senior has graduated with post-secondary plans for college or professional training. Many are the first in their families to attend college.

Support Services

COCA offers Pre-Professional Division (PPD) students customized support services that help them succeed in the arts and in life. COCA provides, at its expense: transportation, nutritional meals, tutoring, ACT preparation, dancewear, shoes, artistic counseling, college support, and genuine care for the whole person development of each student.  

Dancewear and transportation services are offered to students who qualify based on need and scheduling.