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Company of Dance Arts

The Company of Dance Arts

Since 1985, The Company of Dance Arts (CODA), a nonprofit corporation, has exposed pre-professional dancers to the real life rigors of a professional dancer, creating a tradition of passion, artistic development, and performance values.

The Nutcracker Ballet

The Nutcracker Ballet

One of New Jersey’s favorite holiday affairs, The Nutcracker is performed in December at the Count Basie Theatre in Red Bank, NJ.

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Support a group of dedicated and passionate people who come together to ensure that our commitment to offering the opportunity to perform is available to all who seek it out.

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The Nutcracker

Find the latest audition and performance news for our annual holiday production, plus view video trailers of previous shows.


Spring Productions

The Company of Dance Arts presents shows for the 2022 and 2023 Spring seasons, with details updated as available.


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Help support the Company’s commitment to young dancers and keeping performances affordable and accessible for new audiences.





CODA was founded in 1985 under the direction of Jennifer James Church, RAD RTS; AISTD, making its debut and performing Octoberfest at the Citicorp Building in New York City. In December 2010, the position of Artistic Director was passed on to former CODA dancer Shayne Mishoe and her husband Nicholas Mishoe.