COBA - The Collective of Black Artists


Upcoming Events

COBA celebrates National Dance Week

Dance & Drum-a-thon 2014

Dance with COBA this weekend during our annual dance & drum-a-thon on Saturday, April 26.
Afro-Cuban,Samba, Hip Hop, West African...
Try a class or 2 or more for only $5/class or $25 for the day. Read more...
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COBA home season, Legacy - Bringing it Home

COBA's Home Season

COBA presents LEGACY II: Bringing it Home from May 22 - 25 in the COBA Studio Theatre. The second in the series, Legacy II takes a look at the instinctive physical knowledge in the Diaspora.
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COBA Dance School
Students of COBA's Children's Dance and Drumming program

Children's Dance and Drum Program

We offer classes for children as young as three years old in variety of dance styles, along with drumming and vocal chanting. Creative Movement, Ballet, Modern, West African, Caribbean Folk, Hip Hop
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COBA member Marlene Richardson teaching class

Adult and Teen Open Dance and Drumming Classes

Dance classes open to the curious novice with little or no experience as well as seasoned dance professionals. Check out our drop-in schedule.
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Shelly Ann McLeod - Graduate of the apprenticeship program

Professional Training Apprenticeship Program

An inspiring three-year Professional Training Apprenticeship Program for emerging artists looking for in-depth training in dance.
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COBA: Biography
NICKESHIA GARRICK
Photo of Nickeshia Garrick
Nickeshia Garrick was born in Toronto, Ontario and has been performing since the tender age of six. She received her dance training at the National Ballet School of Canada, Toronto Dance Theatre and Carousel Dance Centre. Her classical vocal training was achieved as a vocal major at Eastwood Collegiate Institute. Nickeshia has had the honour of training ...
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