NOBA is the Central Gulf region’s premiere presenting and service organization dedicated solely to the art of dance. For more than 40 years, NOBA has been serving and helping to advance the dance field with a mission to cultivate understanding, appreciation and enjoyment of dance through performance, education, and community service. NOBA’s dynamic Main Stage season annually features a diverse array of world-class companies and artists. Each year NOBA provides concerts, classes, workshops and lectures to more than 30,000 area dance enthusiasts of all ages. In addition, NOBA’s nationally recognized award-winning education programs provide the youth of our community access to quality arts programs with over 5,500 tuition-free dance classes and workshops annually at thirteen sites throughout the Greater New Orleans area. Over the past 24 years, NOBA has provided more than $5 million in free classes to over 18,000 youth, many of whom would not otherwise have the opportunity to study this art form!