Our Story

In 2009, after moving to Memphis, Tennessee, Collage opened the Collage Dance Conservatory to expand access to underserved communities.
To date, the Collage Dance Conservatory has trained more than 4,000 students, has the largest ballet program for boys in the city and trains more dancers of color in a classical art form than any other non-profit in the region.
Collage believes 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.

Collectively, our organization is on a mission to inspire the growth and diversity of ballet and with your support of the 11th Annual Grand Opening Gala, we can do just that!


About the Gala

Collage’s Annual Grand Opening Gala is one of the city’s premier annual celebrations.

Featuring performances by Grammy-nominated singer Eric Benét, Cameron Bethany, Collage’s international touring company, the acclaimed Collage Youth Ensemble and more!

This majestic evening at the all-new Andrea Louise Jenkins Center for Dance (formerly the Collage Dance Center) will also feature cuisine by Chefs Erling Jensen and Phillip Ashley.

Individual tickets are $150 per person and VIP tickets including a seated dinner are $225 per person.

PLEASE NOTE: All gala attendees will be required to show BOTH proof of vaccination plus present a negative COVID-19 test within 72 hours of the event.  Testing will be available for $25 on site for your convenience.  Additionally, masks will be required of all participants indoors during performances.


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To discuss sponsorship opportunities further, please call Jeanette O’Bryant at (901) 800-1873 or email [email protected].

Please note, in order to receive all of the benefits of the desired sponsorship level, purchases need to be made no later than Monday, August 30, 2021.

For details on VIP and General Admission ticket opportunities click HERE.


Join us Sept. 25th, 12 – 4p for food trucks, tours, music and the largest celebration of dance with Collage Dance, Alvin Ailey, Dance Theatre of Harlem + more!



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