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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+

The James R. & Anita Horne Jenkins Family Foundation, Dr. Roy & Lydia Bors-Koefoed, ArtsMemphis, James & Leslie Jenkins, The Hyde Family Foundation, The First Horizon Foundation and Methodist LeBonheur Healthcare

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

PATRON’S CIRCLE $250+

Markova & Chris Anderson, Dacquiri Baptiste, Kerri Campbell, Althea Elmore, Erskine Gillespie, Jennifer Goolsby, Jocelyn Henderson, Cicely Hendricks, Latarshia & Darin Johnson, Lilian Lammers, Bryan Lockhart, Trentis & Kim Lofties, Fabian & Cassandra Matthews, Crystal Pourciau, Michelle Taylor, LaTonya Todd, Mary Tucker, 93 Octane LLC, Mimi Wilson, Shayla & Carlton Weatherby, Susan & Bill Andrews, Korrie & Marvin White, Teresa & Hollis Bostic, Wynter Foley, Lisa & Rodney Douglas, Alicia Joyner, Karla Miller, Jennifer Joyce, Katherine Jones, Gia Broadway, Crown Me Royal Labs, Gizelle Motley, Darren Wagner, Sr., Eden Neller, Darlene Winters, Katharine Schaeffer, April Smith, W&T Contracting, Adrienne Bailey, Gwendolyn Williams, Natalie Ballard, Matt & Ellen Brint, Robin Pledge, Wendy Holmes, Jeanarta McEachron, Ella Horton, Vincent & Vanessa Perry, Rosie Richmond, Kimmie Vaulx, Rob & Anna Snyder, Jeannette Spencer, Erica Woodard, Demarious K. Danovi, and Memphis Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Incorporated

SUSTAINERS $100+

Anonymous, Michael Detroit, Binghampton Christian Academy, Erskine Gillespie, Kimberly Jacobs, McKinley Martin, Darrin Miller, Jennifer McGrath, Tracy McGee, LaConda Wiggins, Coi Trotter, Elestine Smittick, Beverly Sakauye, Lonnie Robinson, Rychetta Watkins, Kris Sharif, The U.S. Charitable Gift Trust, Melanie Lynch, Yvone Madlock, Ken Wharton, Sherryl & Stephanie Tucker, The 152nd St. Black Ballet Legacy, Rebecca Edwards, Luis Angel Estrada Nuñez, Jaime Flowers, Ryshonda Harris, Cecily Freeman, Rose Houston Smith, Calvin Lyons, Destin Payton, LaShara Smith, Endalyn Taylor, Denise Thompson, Joyce Yates, The University of Utah, Talmadge & Mary Roberts, Vera Ballard, Anne Ballentine, Valerie Diamond, Tracy Berry, Sharon Duncan, Calvin & Tyria Biggers, Sette Butcher, Caron Byrd, Rosie Hayes, Ahdis Beruk, Shelby McCloud, Lori Miller, Maureen Kennedy, Gyasi Chisley, Deborah Biggers, Angela Danovi, Yolanda Neal, Traci Sampson, Allison Clay, Maggie Tesch, Vicki Kintner-Duffy, Theodore & Betty Mack, Jermicia Gubello, Cheryl Hays, Tammy Harris, Onie Johns, Antwuan Walker, Laura Testino, Robert & Sally Segal, Anton Mack, Lacey Karsen-Brooks, Cate Joyce, Myrteen Hawkins, Justin Johnson, Bill Stratton, Florial Willis, Marianne & Ronald Walters, Kara Woods, Anne Wallestad, Kerry Pearson, and Marcquinne Yancey

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