Collide Theatrical is a nonprofit professional dance company dedicated to telling narrative stories through dance and movement.
To live out this mission we are organized around four core values:
Artistic Excellence: We strive to create original dance theater productions of the highest caliber through the hiring of professional dancers, vocalists, musicians, and designers. We pride ourselves on our outstanding track record of returning artists.
Artistic Support: We have a long-standing commitment to support our artists through continuing education, career development, and opportunities.
Accessibility: We create work that is fundamentally accessible. Our productions are easily understood, fiscally attainable, and created for multi-generational audiences. We are dedicated to equity and diversity, and we strive to remove barriers that prevent historically excluded populations from attending our shows or dancing with us.
Respect: Creative work and collaboration is grown and nurtured from a place of mutual respect and appreciation. We will go above and beyond to make everyone who works with us and attends a production feel valued, respected, and welcomed.
EDI Statement and Work
Collide is committed to fostering Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion in all aspects of the company, both onstage and off.
We strive for racial and gender diversity in our casting, artistic teams, and administration.
We provide BIPOC apprentice applicants with free 9-month scholarships to our professional training program.
Our annual social justice–themed cabaret production tells the stories of underrepresented voices in our local community. Past productions have included 2022's Our Stories Ch. 1, directed by Allyson Richert, which told stories of the Black experience through dance and spoken word. Our Stories Ch. 2 (2023), directed by Jarod Boltjes, is an entertaining and informative cabaret production centered on the non-binary and LGBTQIA+ experience.
Our Dance Pass program provides free and reduced-price tickets to at-risk youth, disabled adults, low-income families, seniors, and veterans. Our Dance Pass partners include Project Success, Big Brothers Big Sisters, and REM Network, among others.
It is the policy of Collide Theatrical Dance Company that all employees, independent contractors, volunteers, students, artists, and patrons should be able to participate in an environment free of discrimination and harassment. We are committed to creating a welcoming and inclusive environment.
Collide Theatrical does not discriminate based on sex, gender, race, sexual orientation, color, national origin, socioeconomic background, or any other protected characteristic in any of its activities or operations.
Collide is committed to professionalism, diversity, accessibility, and inclusivity.
Sexual harassment is unlawful and will not be tolerated by Collide Theatrical Dance Company. Collide takes allegations of harassment seriously and will respond promptly to complaints.
Sexual-orientated conduct that, whether intended to be or not, is unwelcome and has the effect of creating a workplace environment that is hostile, offensive, intimidating, or humiliating may constitute sexual harassment.
Individuals who believe they have been subjected to harassment should immediately bring the matter to the attention of the Collide Theatrical Board of Directors President. All allegations of harassment will be immediately investigated. Anyone found to have engaged in harassment shall be subject to discipline, up to and including discharge. There will be no repercussions for the filing of a complaint.
This policy applies at every level of the organization and aspect of the workplace environment.