Outreach

Collage is committed to advancing the reach of classical ballet training to underserved communities. In addition to the classical ballet training Collage offers through its Memphis studio, the company also offers a variety of dance workshops, summer intensives, master classes, and residencies for dancers and non-dancers of varying skill levels.

Collage’s workshops encourage students to express their emotions through movement. Students are exposed to classical and modern technique and receive hands-on instruction from company dancers. Integrating music and spoken word, students gain insight on how dance can be used to convey the stories and emotions of their every day lives; in turn, decreasing the gap between spectator and performer. Collage’s philosophy towards dance education will challenge the student to experience performing arts beyond technical expression and explore their emotional, spiritual and intellectual selves. Workshops are designed to expose young dancers to classical dance and spark a genuine interest in ballet training.

Master classes will consist of intermediate or advanced classical ballet instruction from Collage’s Artistic Director and company dancers. Students will be instructed on the finer points of classical ballet technique, with particular emphasis on form and alignment.

In addition to working with Collage dance Collective, our dancers have also danced professionally on Broadway, with internationally acclaimed companies including The Royal Ballet, New York City Ballet, Alvin Ailey American Dance Theatre, Dance Theatre of Harlem, The Joffrey Ballet, Ballet San Jose and with many of today’s top recording artists.

For further information on Collage’s workshops, residencies or master classes, please contact Marcellus Harper at Marcellus@collagedance.org