October 29, 2023 @ 1:00PM — 4:30PM Central Time (US & Canada) Add to Calendar

FedEx Event Center at Shelby Farms: 415 Great View Dr Memphis, TN 38018 Get Directions


ELEVATE YOUR SUPPORT! Collage's 13th Annual Jazz Gala Fundraiser

Collage’s Annual Gala is one of the Memphis' premier annual celebrations!

Now in its 13th year, this enriching affair features performances by Collage’s world-class professional company alongside students from the Collage Dance Conservatory. Experience 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 fastest growing ballet program in the region and subsidized tuition for more than 50% of our students. By attending Collage Dance's 13th Annual Gala Fundraiser, you are actively supporting the expansion of the Conservatory’s programming, scholarships, training and impact. THANK YOU!

VIP ADMISSION • $250 per person and includes:

  • Complimentary valet parking
  • Exclusive experiential pre-event
  • Performance 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

MAIN EXPERIENCE • $150 per person and includes:

  • 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

A big thank you to our sponsors!

Silver Sponsor
Bronze Sponsor
Michael Lofton
Suzanne Scharff
Amy Walsh

$124,425 raised by 89 people


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