We took good advantage of the wide range of workshops and master classes they offer, which in turn brought in new audiences to the festival.

— Mary-Louise Albert, Artistic Managing Director, Chutzpah! Festival Vancouver

Your presentation was awesome. I have now started to us the idea of focusing with my students. The presentation

was appropriate for all students and really extended the minds and thinking of the more creative thinkers.

— Donalee Butler, Motley Elementary School

I was truly amazed at the work and creative energy I witnessed. Thank you so much for your efforts – you were so encouraging to the kids that you wanted to push along to be more creative and it was downright hilarious at times.

— Patty Schmitz, Mother of Dimensions Academy Student

 

My daughter loved this camp. The teachers were outstanding, enthusiastic and patient. She loved the performance! 

— COCA parent

Megan and Brian have an uncanny ability, especially as a team, to get students to achieve more than they themselves think they can.

— Tim Coleman, Theater/Drama/Speech Teacher, Harding High School

 

I was hesitant at first because I hadn't heard anything about the couple, but the Sossy Mechanics were a delight. I am so fortunate COCA provided this opportunity and I hope to see another offering like this again! 

— COCA parent

RESIDENCY HISTORY

Besides ongoing teaching work in the Minneapolis/St. Paul area, we regularly offer residency work to the venues, schools and communities to which we travel.

2016

Brooklyn Center Secondary Arts and IB World School, Brooklyn Center, MN

Pratt Community School, Minneapolis, MN

Canyon Hills Psychiatric Treatment Facility, Spearfish, SD

Creekside Elementary School, Spearfish, SD

Matthews Opera House, Spearfish, SD

Mitchell Area Community Theatre, Mitchell, SD

University of Texas at Dallas, Dallas, TX

Minnesota Conservatory for the Arts, Winona, MN

Riverway Learning Community Charter School, Winona, MN

2015

Shattuck-St. Mary's High School, Faribault, MN

 

Dist. 287 Honors Mentor Connection, Plymouth, MN

Carleton College, Northfield, MN

Northfield Senior Center, Northfield, MN

2014

Invitational Pre-Professional Dance Program at Summit-Dance Shoppe, Plymouth, MN

College of St. Benedict, St. Joseph, MN 

East Side Boys and Girls Club, St. Cloud, MN

Staples Elementary School, Staples, MN

Motley Elementary School, Motley, MN

Sacred Heart Elementary School, Staples, MN

Northland Arboretum, Brainerd, MN

A Time To Dance, Staples, MN

Lakewood Care Center, Staples, MN

Trueblood Performing Arts Center, Washington Island, WI

Theatre L'Homme Dieu, Alexandria, MN

Center for Creative Arts, St. Louis, MO

Imperial Theatre, St. John, NB, CANADA

Keswick Ridge School, Bright, NB, CANADA

University of New Brunswick, Fredericton, NB, CANADA

Ridgeview Elementary School, Bloomington, MN

Oak Grove Elementary School, Bloomington, MN

2013

Jordan Towers Residency, Red Wing, MN

Fusion Dance Company, Red Wing, MN

Kohler Arts Center, Sheboygan, WI

Washington Island School, Washington Island, WI

Sevastopol School, Sevastopol, WI

Third Avenue Playhouse, Sturgeon Bay, WI

Kewaunee High School, Kewaunee, WI

Gibraltar School, Gibraltar, WI

2012

Elkader Opera House, Elkader, IA

Maryland School for the Deaf, Frederick, MD

2011

Ridgeview Elementary School, Bloomington, MN

2010 and earlier

Ridgeview Elementary School, Bloomington, MN

Harbour Dance Center, Vancouver, BC, CANADA

Scotia Bank Dance Centre, Vancouver, BC, CANADA

Roundhouse Community Arts & Recreation Centre, Vancouver, BC, CANADA

Royal Hospital School, Ipswich, Suffolk, ENGLAND

Harris Girls' Academy East Dulwich (formerly Waverly School), London, ENGLAND

Northfield Arts Guild, Northfield, MN 

Shattuck St. Mary's, Faribault, MN

Northfield Middle School, Northfield, MN

Sibley Elementary School, Northfield, MN


 


Courtesy Fredericton Playhouse & Gary Weekes Photography

I was truly amazed at the work and creative energy I witnessed. Thank you so much for your efforts – you were so encouraging to the kids that you wanted to push along to be more creative and it was downright hilarious at times.

— Patty Schmitz, Mother of Dimensions Academy Student

Your presentation was awesome. I have now started to us the idea of focusing with my students. The presentation

was appropriate for all students and really extended the minds and thinking of the more creative thinkers.

— Donalee Butler, Motley Elementary School

Megan and Brian have an uncanny ability, especially as a team, to get students to achieve more than they themselves think they can.

— Tim Coleman, Theater/Drama/Speech Teacher, Harding High School

We took good advantage of the wide range of workshops and master classes they offer, which in turn brought in new audiences to the festival.

— Mary-Louise Albert, Artistic Managing Director, Chutzpah! Festival Vancouver

 

My daughter loved this camp. The teachers were outstanding, enthusiastic and patient. She loved the performance! 

— COCA parent

 

I was hesitant at first because I hadn't heard anything about the couple, but the Sossy Mechanics were a delight. I am so fortunate COCA provided this opportunity and I hope to see another offering like this again! 

— COCA parent