“Ballet made utterly, gorgeously human”
– Albany Times Union
Recently named a “Southern Cultural Treasure” by SouthArts and Ford Foundation, Collage Dance has presented thirteen seasons of emotionally evocative performances to local and international audiences and cultivated a love of dance in thousands of students.
Collage Dance’s founders established the professional dance company in New York City in 2006 in response to the ballet industry’s lack of racial diversity on stage. In 2009, after moving to Memphis, Tennessee, Collage opened its dance conservatory to expand access to classical training to communities of color and prepare them for collegial and professional dance appointments. Collage’s professional dancers serve as role models and cultural ambassadors for the city of Memphis while Collage’s conservatory programs provide a multitude of ways for our community to engage with the fine arts.