Collage’s Annual Gala is one of the city’s premier annual celebrations. Now in its 13th year, this is an enriching affair with performances by Collage’s world-class professional company and students from the Collage Dance Conservatory. Experience live music with special performances by acclaimed jazz artist Wendy Moten, soul singer Talibah Safiya, Carl Caspersen Jazz Trio  and Ensemble X, delicious cuisine by Chef Melissa Swearing, and thirst-quenching cocktails during an elevated afternoon affair in support of the Collage Dance Conservatory.

The Collage Dance Conservatory trains more kids of color in a classical art form than any other non-profit in Memphis or the Mid-South.

Since its founding in 2009, the Conservatory has trained more 5,000 students, regardless of their ability to pay. We boast the largest ballet program for boys in the city and subsidized tuition for more than 50% of our students.

By attending our 13th Annual Gala Fundraiser, you’re actively supporting the expansion of the Conservatory’s programming, scholarships, training and impact.

If you are unable to attend but would still like to support the work of the Collage Dance Conservatory, please consider making a donation HERE.


Complimentary valet parking
Exclusive experiential pre-event
Keepsake branded glass
Performances featuring Ensemble X and Collage Youth Ensemble
Choreographed ballet barre directed by Kevin Thomas
Complimentary Specialty Cocktails
Passed hors d'oeuvres
+ All the benefits of the Main Event Experience


A special set featuring jazz artist Wendy Moten
Performances by our professional touring company
Performances by Talibah Safiya, Carl Caspersen Jazz Trio and Ensemble X
Performances by our Collage Youth Ensemble
Cuisine provided by Chef Melissa Swearing
Complimentary elevated mimosa bar
Photo opportunities and complimentary keepsake
Art of Movement installation experience
Silent Auction invitation

Collage Dance would also like to extend an invitation to elevate your commitment as a 2023 Sponsor beginning at just $3,500!

The 12th Annual Gala Fundraiser is made possible through generous support from a growing host of sponsors including:



Platinum and Gold subscription levels offer premiere in-person seating at all upcoming ticketed performances, discounts on additional in-person tickets for family members and guests, and discounts on Collage merchandise throughout Season 14.