The Collective Art School of Tennessee offers professional performing arts instruction for all ages with the intention of building character, confidence, and technical performing arts skills for the stage or life.
CAST was co-founded in 2017 by Hollie Hongosh Knight, current executive director, and Hannah Dias, now a co-founder emeritus.
CAST was built on the belief that the skills developed throughout a performing arts instruction go far beyond the limits of stage. When the lights go down and the curtain closes, we want our performers to exhibit the qualities of confident, savvy life-long learners with a zeal for trying new things and never backing down. Our program follows the highest quality standards of performing arts training, with accomplished faculty and rigorous curriculum focusing on the discipline and free expression required to make art.
CAST is a full-scale performing arts school offering classes, workshops, and private lessons in classical theatre, musical theatre, dance, vocalization, acting, and film. Whether a student is brand new to the performing arts and seeking exploratory group classes or a seasoned actor or actress looking for personalized guidance through college and professional auditions, CAST has the expertise to take a student through their entire journey.
While our program hinges on the pursuit of the highest quality conservatory training methods, our mission is to focus on the individual student and the family. We strongly believe in the values of love, respect, open communication, acceptance, creativity, and inclusion of all students. We strive to foster personal relationships with our students so that we can better serve them in their journey through our program.
Hear Hollie, CAST’s executive director, explain her motivations behind CAST.