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New Orleans Ballet Association

New Orleans Ballet Association (NOBA) cultivates understanding, appreciation, and enjoyment of dance through performance, education, and community service.

Dynamic programs and innovative strategies position NOBA as the leading dance presenting and service organization in Louisiana. Over 30,000 people are served annually through two programming arms:

Since 1992, NOBA has made the art of dance accessible to underserved families – tuition-free –to fill the urgent need presented by parents, community organizations, and schools. NOBA’s lead partnership with the New Orleans Recreation Development Commission (NORD) established the Center for Dance (CFD), a nationally renowned cultural community partnership. NOBA has leveraged the CFD’s success to address the ongoing need and growing demand for meaningful arts programming through collaborations with schools, community centers, housing developments, and churches in Orleans, Jefferson, and St. Bernard parishes.


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New Orleans Opera

To enrich the lives of all people by producing opera of the highest artistic quality and providing education opportunities through traditional and innovative approaches.


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New Orleans Theatre Association

Supporting the arts throughout the New Orleans and Gulf South area.

Founded in 1984, the New Orleans Theatre Association (NOTA) is now the leading local presenter of touring Broadway productions and other performing presentations in the New Orleans area. NOTA works together with producers and promoters to present first-class cultural offerings, and in doing so, ensures the citizens of the New Orleans and the Gulf South the opportunity to experience the very finest in the performing-arts entertainment.

100% of revenues generated by NOTA activities are channeled back into the local community in the form of grants and other support for a wide variety of qualified cultural, educational, and arts-based organizations and events. Our aim is to promote and develop skills and abilities in the fields of music, dance, theatre, and all related arts.


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