American Ballet Company Designated by an act of Congress as America’s National Ballet Company®, ABT is recognized as a living national treasure. Since its founding in 1940, ABT annually tours the United States, performing for more than 300,000 people, and is the only major cultural institution to do so. For 81 years, the Company has appeared in 45 countries and has performed in all 50 states.
COCA uses the power of the arts and education to build a vibrant St. Louis that is creative, connected and inclusive. A national leader in innovative arts education, COCA provides meaningful arts experiences in our own studios, gallery and theatres, as well as in schools, community centers and corporate settings around St. Louis. The fourth-largest multidisciplinary community arts center in the country, we annually serve more than 50,000 people of all ages, backgrounds, and ability levels—from enthusiastic amateurs to emerging professionals—all taught by a faculty of more than 250 distinguished teaching artists. Through dance, vocal music, theatre, art and design, and beyond, we nurture the artistic and creative potential in our students—and our community.
The St. Louis Shakespeare Festival strives to foster community and joy across the St. Louis region through the Shakespearean tradition of art for all. Since 2001, the Festival has grown from producing a single production of Shakespeare in the Park to a year-round season of impactful programming in exciting and accessible venues throughout the bi-state area. Artistic and education programs reach over 50,000 patrons and students each season and have served over one million since 2001. In 2020, the New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, and Bloomberg News featured the Festival’s stand-out virtual and in-person programs.