WELCOME

to Maryland's Bookmobile of Ballet!

We serve and honor the people of Maryland.


Thank you for coming to our once-a-year in-theater performance. Our original "Petipa's Dreams" reminds us all to listen to the dreams in our hearts and

to reawaken our inner artists.


Excerpts of this original ballet will be incorporated into all Ballet Mobile's future house calls. We are eager to share these new pieces with all our audience friends.


Below, feel the energy and community of our house calls. Everyone dances! 


THE BOOKMOBILE OF BALLET 

 

Just as a bookmobile brings books to people everywhere, Ballet Mobile brings beautiful ballet to unconventional locations. We combine movement, music, and mental imagery in ways that touch the heart and lift the spirits. We transform living rooms, hallways, atriums, and even kitchens into beautiful, interactive ballet experiences. Our house call Schedule is dynamic and growing. Learn more about us through our Gallery.


Last fall, Ballet Mobile launched a Ballet for Senior Wellness Program at Weinberg Village. Taking ballet classes to seniors in our community, our Program specializes in improving seniors' cognitive and physical abilities. Take a look! If you would like to start a program like this, contact us and we will help you.

We are an educational and charitable performing arts company. We are a Howard County Arts Council Resident Arts Organization at the Howard County Center for the Arts. We are proud of our Educational Division, Atelier de Ballet Classique.
If you would like to learn more about us or schedule a house call, write info@balletmobile.org, or call us at 410-382-1377. We bring healing magic with us and leave it with you and those you love most.
WE MAKE HOUSE CALLS,
NOT CURTAIN CALLS 
 
Ballet Mobile's theater is wherever we dance, and we make house calls, not curtain calls. You can best understand what we do by reading what people have said about us. Here are some recent comments. Our Community page has more.
 
Fri, 7/3/15 - The Maples - Happy Birthday to America Ballet
"I will remember this forever." "I felt that I could fly with you." "I'd like to see it again and again." "The kindness of your hearts comes out through your dancing." "I feel so much better after your show." "I wanted to get up and dance with you." "You reminded us that we may not be able to dance with you with our bodies, but we can dance with our hearts." "You changed my life." And from a Staff member: "You all are amazing. Everyone loved every minute - including us."

Fri, 5/29/15 - Atholton School Work Enclave - Michael's Ballet
"In 16 years of partnerships, there has never been one like Ballet Mobile."

Sun, 5/25/15 - Morningside Ellicott City - Memorial Day Ballet
"You all put a smile on our faces. I wish you were all my daughters." "In 65 years of marriage I could never get my husband to a ballet, and here we were today, and he loved it!" "You are like family to us."

Mon, 5/18/15 - Mercy Villa Convent - Ballerinas in Springtime
"I have never heard such beautiful music in this house." "This was a spiritual experience." "You are doing what God wants you to do." "My eyes are wet and my heart is full."

Sun, 5/17/15 - Heartlands Severna Park - Armed Forces Weekend Ballet
"Thank you for sharing this beauty of creation, this wonder of movement, this artistic professionalism and sweetness." "This changed my day." "My Ballet Mobile flowers are everywhere, and I love them. I love you."

Mon, 5/11/15 - Sunrise Silver Spring - Spring Ballerinas
"I had so much fun this afternoon!" "I love dancing with you. You remind me that I always need to dance through life." "I have all my flowers and keep them on my bedside table. They comfort me." "We practice our arm movements so we will be ready to dance with you when you are here." "This brought me back years to such wonderful memories."

Sun, 5/10/15 - Harmony Hall - Mothers' Day Ballet
"I had such a good time today that I forgot all about my walker." "I actually had tears of happiness." "What you brought to us today was really remarkable." "You all bring us love. You are love."

Fri, 5/1/15 - Sunrise of Columbia - Spring Ballet
"Every time you dance here, I love it more." "I haven't seen such good ballet in a long time." "This was the most fun I've had in a long time." "All of you are beautiful people."

Tues, 4/28/15 - O'Malley Senior Center - Ballerina in Springtime
"I am so tickled by today. I can't wipe the smile from my face!" "Thank you for giving so much of yourselves." "We had such fun dancing together!" "I really loved this experience."

Sun, 4/26/15 - Brooke Grove Nursing Center - Ballerina in Springtime
"You really turned things around for me and made this day a happy one." "I remembered such wonderful, special times today. I felt the joy."  "Every time you come here, you make us all feel better."

Mon, 4/20/15 - Laurel 50+ Center - Spring Ballet
"This made my day." "I feel like one of your groupies. I have seen you three times at three different places, and I will keep coming whenever I can. I love your shows." "I am seeing so many possibilities now." "I am inspired."

Sun, 4/19/15 - Selborne House - Spring Ballet
"I'm already looking forward to next year." "The music, the dancing, the narration - it was a dream come true." "I was so moved. You acknowledged our feelings through art." "This was picture perfect."

Tues, 4/7/15 - Edenwald - Ballerina in Springtime
"I didn't know what to expect. I never thought I'd feel so much. It was magical." "The flowers are so pretty, and they will continue to inspire me." "You are all so good to us." "This was  much more than entertainment. I was involved. I was young again. And you helped me look forward, too."

Mon, 4/6/15 - Fairhaven - Ballerina in Springtime
"I wish you never had to leave." "This is the best thing I've seen here in six years." "What wonderful ballet this was - and it caters to us older people." "I wanted this to go on and on." "I was in tears from the beauty of this. My heart was right up there dancing with Susan. What an afternoon!" "You gave me my dreams back." "This touched me to my very core."

Mon, 3/30/15 - Forest Haven - Spring Ballet
"We live for this." "I wish you would never leave, but I have my flower and it will remind me that you care." "This was so uplifting." "I was right up there with you." "You reminded me that Spring means hope." "I love you."

Fri, 3/27/15 - Morningside House - Ballerinas in Springtime
"It's such a special day when you come. You make us happy. I look forward to it so much." "This will sustain me for a long time." "I feel so much better than when I came." "Breathtakingly beautiful! You helped me smile again." "You got us all moving, and we had fun!"

Sun, 3/22/15 - Heartlands Ellicott City - Almost Springtime Ballet
"It's always the best day when you come visit us." "This is so good for our souls." "This was the very embodiment of all things beautiful." "Seeing this makes everything seem OK." "I always wanted to dance. Today I feel that I did." "You make the world a better place." "Dance speaks to all dimensions of our humanity. You helped us hear them."

Mon, 3/16/15 - North Arundel Health and Rehab - Afternoon with Your Ballerina
"We needed this so much." "You took me to yesterday and gave me hope for tomorrow, too." "This touched me so much today." "Just hearing the music lifted my heart. And then we all were dancing." "How kind you always are to all of us. I'm ready to face tomorrow."


Sun, 3/8/15 - Brighton Gardens of Columbia - Daylight Savings Time Ballet

"I always wanted to dance, and I feel that I danced today." "I was so into it, and it touched me more than I can say." "Today refreshed my soul." "I felt so sick this morning, but everyone told me I had to come. I am a different person now." "My mom will remember this; she doesn't remember everything, but she will remember this." "What you all did today was from your hearts...and it permeated mine..."


Ballet Mobile's Balletmobile Sculpture pirouetted through Baltimore in the annual American Visionary Art Museum's  Kinetic Sculpture Race on June 14. Inspiring and happy, "Kitri" represented the essence of Ballet Mobile's vision: to share joy and hope through dance and music.


We are so proud that Kitri finished the race and was awarded the American Visionary Art Museum Kinetic Sculpture Judges' Fill-in-the-Blank Award!!


Experience a Ballet Mobile house call.

 IT'S EASY TO CONTACT US

We would love to hear from you.

 

Email:  info@balletmobile.org

 

Phone: 410-382-1377

 

Experience how music, movement, and mental imagery can improve your spirits and health - and the spirits and health of those you love most.

 WHERE WE HAVE BEEN 

 

Everyone in Ballet Mobile has one goal: to help people feel happier. We have made many friends since our June, 2010 founding. 

 

House Calls to Date

 

Community Centers and Events

Howard County's WOMENFEST; Howard County's 50+ Expo; The Bain Center; Easter Seals of Baltimore; Elkridge Senior Center; Glenwood Community Center; Longwood Senior Center; North Laurel 50+ Center; O'Malley Senior Center; Waldorf Senior Center

 

Hospitals and Nursing Centers

Center Adventist Rehab; Brinton Woods at Arlington West; Brooke Grove Nursing Center and Assisted Living; The Children's Inn at NIH; Forest Haven; Levindale Hebrew Geriatric; Mercy Villa Convent; North Arundel Health and Rehab; Sidney Kimmel Center at Johns Hopkins; Springfield Hospital Center

 

Schools

Atholton High School, Hammond Middle School, Patuxent Valley Middle School, Veterans Elementary School

 

Assisted Living Centers

Autumn Assisted Living of Bel Air; Brighton Gardens of Columbia; Brooke Grove Assisted Living; Edenwald; Emeritus of Pikesville; Encore at Turf Valley; Fairhaven of Sykesville, Harmony Hall of Columbia; Heartlands of Ellicott City and Severna Park; Homecrest of Silver Spring; Lighthouse of Ellicott City, Loriens of Bel Air and Columbia; The Maples of Towson; Morningside Houses of Ellicott City, Laurel, and St. Charles; Rock Spring Village; Shangri La; Somerford Place; Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur Villa Julie; Springhouse Pikesville; Sunrises of Annapolis, Columbia, Pikesville, and Silver Spring; Vantage House


Other Residences and Events

Girl Scout Badge Events; The Mideastern Symposium on Therapeutic Recreation; Selborne House; Side by Side; Villa Mercy Convent; Weinberg Village