Arts Academy

Collierville Arts Academy

Thomas and Julie Knowles, our founders, began a school for the arts and humanities in 1994.  Their vision and mission provided excellence in training in our region for more than 30 years.  The Collierville Arts Academy was opened in 2004 and offers students of all ages and skill levels training in classical ballet, pointe, variations, pas de deux, jazz and contemporary dance, tap, musical theatre, fine arts, music, martial arts, the sport of fencing and much more.  The Collierville Arts Academy program areas have expanded to include academic tutorial services as well.  In our studios you will find diverse and enthusiastic students from a variety of countries that all share similar interests.  We are a community of individual artists and athletes that are seeking to be the very best version of ourselves.  We accomplish our goals through hard work, dedication, and commitment.

Collierville Arts Academy Alumni

Academic & Professional -
The Gillespie School - ABT
SCAD @ Atlanta, GA
Vanderbilt Law School
Samford University
Broadway Touring Companies 1997-2019
Carnival Cruise Lines
Butler University
University of Oklahoma
SMU - Dallas, TX
Emory University

The Julliard School NY, NY
The Washington Ballet
University of Memphis
West. Kentucky University
Joffrey Ballet & DisneyWorld
Universal Studios
USA Military Academy - West Point
University of Arizona
University of Cincinnati
Yale University
Baylor University

Collierville Arts Academy
Children, Teens, & Adults

Collierville Arts Academy offers the finest training and client services for all ages and skill levels.  Our staff and faculty have taught thousands of students in our region and helped students of all ages and skill levels achieve their goals and dreams.  

Many of our program areas have open enrollment year-round, we offer short courses, and private instruction as well.

Call our office at 901-861-7001 to gather more information or to arrange a complimentary visit class.
We Have Classes For The Absolute Beginner Through Professional Levels

• Classical Ballet & Pointe
• Variations & Pas De Deux
• Jazz & Contemporary
• Tap & Musical Theatre
• Conditioning & Pilates
• Audition Preparation
• Music Lessons

• Fine Arts
• Martial Arts - Karate
• BattleMasters 
• Olympic-Style Fencing
• Acting & Voice Lessons
• Homeschool Tutoring Services

Our Program Areas

Dance Training
Martial Arts Training
Fine Arts Classes
The Sport of Fencing
Music Lessons

Our Curriculums

Collierville Arts Academy instructors offer our students the highest quality training methods and provide measurable steps toward attaining their goals.

Our classical ballet instructors use a codified dance training syllabus that includes the Royal Academy of Dance Vaganova, & Cecchetti methods that produces a versatile and confident ballet artist.  Our jazz, tap, and musical theatre instructors use a unique blending of the  Gus Giordano Jazz syllabus, the Dance Masters of America syllabi, and real-world experience from the stage to develop dynamic, talented and entertaining multi-talented dance artists that are ready to pursue dance at the collegiate, university, and professional levels.

Our unique martial arts training curriculum includes: Shotokan Karate, Goju Ryu Karate, Aikido, Kickboxing, and BattleMasters Padded Weapons.  We offer on-going self-defense training, skill demonstrations, and regular awards and belt testing for all ages and skill levels in the martial arts.  

Our Olympic-style fencing training program offers instruction for the novice through the world-class levels of the sport. We are home to local, state, regional and Jr Olympic level champions.  Fencing at Collierville Arts Academy offers a great recreational past time, but if you are looking for more such as a new collegiate sport, or you have competitive training goals - then Collierville Arts Academy instructors can help you achieve your goals.

Our other program areas such as our music, fine arts, acting and academic tutoring sessions are taught by certified and seasoned professionals. The instructors at Collierville Arts Academy deliver the highest quality services and personal attention to our students and their families. 

The mentorship and guidance students receive while training at Collierville Arts Academy is simply the best in the mid-south region.  With more than 100 years of combined industry experience, our faculty and staff have instructed thousands of students and helped launch the careers of hundreds over the 20+ years we have served our community.

Collierville Arts Academy provides an open door for parents at all times.  Closed circuit cameras record 24/7 and can be easily viewed from our lobby waiting area.

Our In Studio Boutique & more

Providing the highest quality dance wear, exercise wear, and more to our students and clients in the region. 

Whether you are seeking the perfect pair of pointe shoes, a pair of ballet shoes for your grandchild, or your martial arts uniform, then you do not have to look far - our boutique has got you covered.

Miss Julie's Dance Wear offers professional pointe shoe fittings and dance wear items from world-renowned brands including Freed of London, Veronese, Chacott, Sansha, RP Collection, Claudia Dean, Pillows for Pointes and more.

Boutique Pointe Shoe Fittings Are By Appointment Only: 
Call 901-861-7001 to schedule your fitting appointment.

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1990 W. Poplar Ave #104
Collierville, TN 38017
*We are next to Nan's Donuts and Enterprise Car Rental in the Ballard Shops Retail Center

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