Collierville Ballet

Julie Hunt Knowles, Artistic Director

2020-2021 Performance Season 
2020 Autumn Online Mixed Repertoire
2020 The Nutcracker Hybrid Performance - NEW!

2021 Coppélia

Fall 2020 Concert - NOW VIEWABLE! CLICK HERE!

Mixed Repertoire
Fall 2020 Online Concert

The Collierville Ballet Company presented its Autumn Concert online.  Our special hybrid 2020 Season Autumn Concert featured a mixed repertoire of classical variations such as Aurora's Variation from Act III of Sleeping Beauty, Kitri from Don Quixote and contemporary dance selections suitable for all ages to enjoy online.  This was a free online concert that was available October 30th through November 8th.

The Nutcracker 2020 Hybrid Performance!

The Nutcracker
Hybrid Performance 2020

The Collierville Ballet Company presents their Nutcracker Hybrid Performance as a free online concert for all to enjoy this holiday season.

Spring Concert
May 2021

Collierville Ballet presents the whimsical and comedic classical ballet, Coppélia, in May of 2021 in conjunction with the students of the Collierville Arts Academy in Collierville, TN.  This is being presenting at the Harrell Theatre in Collierville, TN.  

Dance with the
Collierville Ballet...

Collierville Ballet offers a very special opportunity to pre-professional dancers to experience and perform in full-length and mixed repertoire productions.  Our season of performances feature accomplished professional guest artists performing alongside our very talented pre-professional dance company members. Our Company staff and master teachers provide invaluable professional experience and instruction to our Company dancers.  Participation in the Collierville Ballet will accelerate the dancer’s development, offer valuable stage performance opportunities, and foster important lifeskills that will last for a lifetime.

Collierville Ballet allows the dancers to work at an elite and pre-professional level, giving them the opportunity to further enhance their skills by; 
• Developing the ability to learn and study choreography efficiently, in great detail and to the desired standard of technical and artistic proficiency. 
• Providing young dancers with access to train and perform with qualified industry professionals in a pre-professional company setting through regular rehearsals,  master classes, guest choreographers and guest artists.

Participants will also have the opportunity to develop their skills in all other areas of theatrical production and pre-professional career development such as; 
• Working with full scale staging of scenery and props.
• Working in professional and community theatres locally and in the region.
• Performing in professional costumes, stage makeup, and other aspects of theatrical production.
• Opportunities for scholarships, college and university guidance, pre-professional career experience.

Develop Artistry with
Collierville Ballet...

Ballet goes far beyond technique. A dancer must be an artist and with that have a vast understanding of musicality, artistic sensitivity and acting ability to be able to portray the dance story to an audience. Company dancers spend a great deal of time learning repertoire choreography and new works, pantomime and timing of musical punctuation in performance pieces.  

Our dancers also learn vital industry knowledge to help pursue professional careers in the arts if they desire to do so.  In addition, our dancers are encouraged to work toward being the very best individual they can become through academic achievements, expanding their personal skill sets, and learning to present themselves in a professional manner on and off the stage.

Today's dancer must be adapt to various dance styles and be quick to learn choreography. These are essential skills required in the professional dance industry. Our Company dancers have the opportunity to learn various ballets and new works.  The Collierville Ballet offers young aspiring dancers the chance to develop a deeper understanding of the nuances and style required for individual roles. The skills a dancer obtains at Collierville Ballet can be applied to all other areas of their education and will be of tremendous benefit to them throughout their lifetime.

Auditions & Company Membership
Collierville Arts Academy is the official training school for the Collierville Ballet Company. Membership in the company is through an audition process.  The Collierville Ballet is composed of a senior company for dancers ages 13-21, a junior company for dancers ages 9-12, character artists of all ages for our full-length performances, and technical production staff.  If you are interested in information regarding our auditions and our open production positions, please visit the link below for more information: