The FresNO Dance COllective is “Fresno’s leading contemporary dance company.” [The Fresno Bee] The Dallas Morning News calls us “breathtakingly athletic;” but you can call us “NOCO” for short. Since 2010, we’ve been busting our buns to expand the culture of dance through performance, education, and outreach in the community of Fresno and beyond. We’ve collaborated with many local partners, organizations and venues, and we look forward to serving our community. Join us! #jointherevolution #NOCOempire
NOCO creates and performs original works of modern dance that have earned accolades across the country. From our annual productions in Fresno’s Rogue Festival to our touring engagements — including performances in San Francisco, Chicago, Dallas, and Atlanta — we’re always working to bring modern dance to art lovers and the public at large. We’ve also hosted nationally acclaimed artists for performances in our hometown of Fresno. Find out when and where we’ll be dancing on the Performances page.
Besides our regular training for company members, we teach a bunch of classes and workshops that are open to anyone in the community. Additionally, we brought aerial arts to Fresno. After building a successful Aerial Arts education program for six years, we passed the program off to our long-time professional friends at California Arts Academy. Check them out at calartsacademy.com. If you’re in the mood to move, check out the upcoming opportunities on the Classes page.
NOCO believes in fostering creativity in all its forms. That’s why we devote a considerable amount of time to outreach. We’ve introduced the art of dance to tons of Fresno-area teens through classes at local schools, after-school programs, and dance studios. We also partner with community organizations to promote creative endeavors. You can stay up to date on all the NOCO happenings by signing up for our email list following us on Facebook and Twitter.
Each year, NOCO accepts up to 10 commissioned performance gigs in the Fresno & surrounding area for a variety of partnerships, collaborations, & causes. We’ve been happy to work with KidsKare, Ronald McDonald House, StAgnes Women’s Foundation, Hobbs Grove, Taste of RiverPark, Granville in the Park, the local circus, school carnivals, proms and private parties. Check out our featured image from a wedding event at Vista Ranch & Cellars in Merced; NOCO performed a 2-hour aerial set during the reception of one of our own: Jennifer Alanzalon. If you think your event needs ambient or a choreographed dance performance this year, contact us for scheduling & rates.
NOCO is a 501(c)(3) California nonprofit corporation, organized and operated exclusively for charitable, educational, and cultural purposes. Financial support comes from a range of public sources — ticket sales, fundraising, and direct support. You can support NOCO by making a donation below or by purchasing some of our sweet NOCO swag.
If you have questions or would like to learn more about NOCO, get in touch.
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 5024 Fresno, CA 93755
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