In 2015, Kirven Douthit-Boyd joined COCA as Co-Artistic Director of Dance after spending 11 years with the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater. Douthit-Boyd began his formal dance training at the Boston Arts Academy and joined Boston Youth Moves in 1999, under the direction of Jim Viera and Jeannette Neill. He trained on scholarship at the Boston Conservatory and as a scholarship student at The Ailey School. Douthit-Boyd has danced with Battleworks Dance Company, Parsons Dance Company, and Ailey II. He performed at the White House Dance Series in 2010.