Since 2009, the Collage Dance Conservatory has trained more than 3,000 students. More than 30% of these students have received some level of scholarship.
Annual cultural enrichment trips to Montreal, San Francisco and New York, to name a few, provide students with opportunities to view professional dancers in rehearsal, train alongside students in some of the nation’s top ballet schools, tour some of the world’s most prestigious college campuses and receive guidance from some of the nation’s top ballet dancers and teachers!
Our Turning Pointe outreach program, one of Memphis’ largest in-school ballet programs, ensures students in under-resourced communities have access to ballet training without the burden of fees.
We believe in the power of ballet and its undeniable ability to transform the lives of young people in any community regardless of whether their aspiration is the stage or the board room.
We are on a mission to inspire the growth and diversity of ballet and with your continued support, we can do just that!
The work we do would not be possible without the support of generous donors. Thank you!
Annual Fund Donors
LEGACY CIRCLE $50K+
FOUNDER’S CIRCLE $30K+
Dr. Monika Metzger
PIONEER’S CIRCLE $10K+
James R. & Anita H. Jenkins, Todd & Kandice Henderson, Kenneth & Gloria Boyland, Dr. Rodric Miller, FedEx, Sherita Lee, Howard & Beverly Robertson, The River City LINKS C.O.A.C., Bianca Sweeten, and The City of Memphis
TRAILBLAZER’S CIRCLE $5K+
Cindy Ridley, Kelly & Kathleen Fish, Anna Colomb, Nat & Molly Akin, Anne Carriere, Jennifer & Patrick Danehy, Dr. Caitlin Hurley, Cathy Ross, Dr. Jessica Ruffin, Makita Surgeon, The Merck Foundation, BNSF Railway Company, Dr. Trenton & Vashti Watson, Brown Missionary Baptist Church, Alexis West, Ashley Parrot, and Norris & Annette Gray
AMBASSADOR’S CIRCLE $1K+
Anonymous, Eric & Lori Robertson, Memphis Light Gas & Water, Adisa & Adrienne Jones, Cynthia Matthews, Pinnacle Financial Partners, Suzanne & Jon Scharff, William Townsend, Patricia Thomas, Intermodal Cartage Company, Inc., Karen Ware, Emily Waters, Memphis Music Initiative, Mikara Davis, Terri Freeman, Jack & Jill of America, Inc. – Memphis, TN, DeJuan & Joy Bowen, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Tennessee Community Trust, Kelinda Batiste, Joe’s Wines & Liquors, Dalton & Erika Blackwell, Sylvia Brown, Dwight & Brooke Dishmon, Toni Polk, Robert & D. Cameron Smith, De’Asia Thompson, Johnican Coleman, Barbara & Joy Doss, Floyd Tyler, Sonia Walker, Leah & Alistair Windsor, Robert & Shirley Turner, Enterprise Holdings Foundation, Jovie & Lora McGill Bridgewater, Carlissa Shaw, Jocelyn Henderson, Milandria King Hull, Keith Norman, Stephanie Isom, Elliot & Kimberly Perry, Michael Lofton, Dr. Jason & Natasha Johnson, Memphis Tourism, Melissa Azzi, Caren Flewellen, Sharon Devine Harris, Derek & Stephanie Johnson, Patricia Horne, Barbara Johnson, Erma Oliver, Robert & Mary Loeb, Jamie Mister, Rivera Johnson, Jimmy & Jan McElroy, Rhonda Neal, Anthony & Angela Nichols, Bathsheba Sams, Glenn & Linda Sessoms, Tish Towns, Commerce Center Broad Avenue, Melva Zanella, Elayne Perry, Buster’s Liquors, John & Laura Engbretson, Elsie Lewis Bailey, Eda Machado Seixas, Elaine Drew, Christopher Niceley, Tamieka Young, Shante Avante, Russell Vanderbilt, Jewish Foundation of Memphis, Michelle Studaway, and Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Incorporated
FRIEND’S CIRCLE $500+
Belinda & Calvin Anderson, Lori Miller, Carolyn & Alexandra Greer, Karen Osborne, Kayce Williford-Randolph, James Boyd, John & Carol Miller, Gyasi & Wakenya Chisley, Holly Coleman, Ethelyn Williams-Neal, Carleigh Dunbar, Annette Hawkins, Mary Freeman, Trampas & Melissa Gunter, Nan & Béla Hackman, Clarence Halmon, Dr. Autry & Denise Parker, Linda Ivy-Rosser, Allegra Ham, Sandra Reed, Abby & Jack Phillips, Teresa Hughes-Findley, Marcus & Kimberly Jones, Dorian Spears, Brian Jobe, DeLois & Theophilus Leapheart, Marcellus Harper, Amber Hamilton, Mia & Paul Henley, Tsitsi Jones, John & Carol Miller, Jeanine Jones, Christina Rosenthal, Brian & Mitty Williams, Tiffeni Moore, Cassandra Savage, Patricia Walker, Tiffany Vertison-Cole, & The Assisi Foundation