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!
All gifts to Collage Dance are tax-deductible to the full extent of the law.
The work we do would not be possible without the support of generous donors. Thank you!
Annual Fund Donors
LEGACY CIRCLE $50K+
James R. and Anita H. Jenkins, Anonymous, SouthArts, Hyde Family Foundation, ArtsMemphis, Ford Foundation, Alice L. Walton Foundation, & Tennessee Arts Commission
FOUNDER’S CIRCLE $30K+
Kenneth and Gloria Boyland
PIONEER’S CIRCLE $10K+
Mrs. Canary A. Dye, Dr. Roy and Lydia Bors-Koefoed, James and Leslie Jenkins, FedEx Corporation, Dr. Caitlin Hurley, The International Association of Blacks in Dance Inc., The Shubert Foundation, Todd and Kandice Henderson, Memphis Chapter of Jack and Jill of America Inc., Methodist LeBonheur Healthcare, and the City of Memphis, Tennessee
TRAILBLAZER’S CIRCLE $5K+
LPI Memphis, TRUST Marketing, Kelly and Kathleen Fish, Dr. Arie & Anneliese Szatkowski, Robert Arnold, Suzanne and Jon Scharff, Community Foundation of Sarasota County Inc., Buckman Laboratories International Inc., & Merck Foundation
AMBASSADOR’S CIRCLE $1K+
Michael Lofton, Dr. Rodric Miller, Pinnacle Financial Partners, Dr. Jessica Ruffin, Dr. Amy Walsh, Memphis Light Gas and Water, The Society Inc., Memphis Chapter, Joe’s Wines & Liquors, Jewish Foundation of Memphis, Buster’s Liquors, Cigna Health and Life Insurance Company, Norris and Annette Gray, Emily Waters, The River City LINKS C.O.A.C., Cathy Ross, William Townsend, Enterprise Holdings Foundation, TAS Memphis Impact, William Payson and Melissa Luck, Jimmy and Jan McElroy, Michelle Studaway, Memphis Chapter of Jack and Jill of America Inc., Derwin Sisnett, Martha
Dantzic, Nat and Molly Akin, Melissa Azzi, Elaine Drew, Nan & Bela Hackman, Mary Jenkins, Lillian Lammers, Cardell Orrin, Bathsheba Sams, Robert and Shirley Turner, Michael Whaley, Melva Zanella, & Teamsters Local Union No. 667
FRIEND’S CIRCLE $500+
Wiseacre Brewing Co., Dr. Laura Engbretson, Justin Johnson, Dana Peterson, Cassandra Webster, Sherita Lee, Erica Evans, Rosie Hayes, Tanya Dawson, Mairead Deehan, Dwight and Brooke Dishmon, Mary Freeman, Clarence Halmon, Amber Hamilton, Jane and Eddie Hankins, Mary Jenkins, DeLois & Theophilus Leapheart, Elena Maverick, Rodney and Michaela Myers, Yolanda Neely, Sandra Reed, Ben Staub, Tiffany Vertison-Cole, Korrie & Marvin White, Contemporary Ballet Theatre, Vintage 901 Incorporated, Warda Davis, & Charles Jalenak
PATRON’S CIRCLE $250+
Karen Ware, Philip and Kelsea Walkley, Matt and Ellen Brint, Demarious Danovi, Alisa Free, Susie Melton, Sandford and Beth Schaeffer, Stephen & Lydia Yates, Gia Broadway, Robert Burns, Pat Brown and Tom Clifton, Reggie Crenshaw, Sydney Diavua, Anel Gonzalez, Mary and Aaron Kanowitz, Theodore and Betty Mack, Jennifer McGrath, Kojo and Gretchen McLennon, Rande Smith, Dr. Tyrone Spady, Southern College of Optometry, Memphis Alumnae Chapter Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., & James Washington
Bryan and Wanda Lockhart, Tracy L Berry, Larry and Rose Banks, Dara Davis, V. Evans, Yvonne Madlock, Andy Santucci, Rob & Anna Snyder, George Thomas, Crystal Pourciau, Richard Crow, Rhiannon Routsong, Meagan Tate, Reginald and Amy Manning, Vera Ballard, Dacquiri Baptiste, Deborah Biggers, Caron Byrd, Charlene Cox, Claire Greer, Paula Kovarik, Darrell Ray, Jennifer Richardson, Jeanette O’Bryant, Anne Ballentine, Henrene Davis, Valerie Diamond, Lorene Essex, Kim and John Gaskill, Myrteen Hawkins, Tracye Jones, Vickie Jones, Cameron Mann, Lisa Mason, Carol Miller, Lenore Morales, Yolanda Neal, Kerry Pearson, Margaret Pellett, Baraka Sele, Jeannette Spencer, Lar & Juanette Williams, Mitty Williams, Anna Withers, & Katherine Zuckerman