WELCOME

to Maryland's Bookmobile of Ballet!

Making House Calls, not Curtain Calls

We serve and honor the people of Maryland,

bringing up-close-and-personal experiences with pointe shoes, ports de bras, and tutus...


Happy Memorial Day!

REALLY GOOD, REAL BALLET ON THE GO!

 

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.


Watch our 3-minute video to learn more.

HOUSE CALLS, NOT CURTAIN CALLS 
 
Ballet Mobile's theater is wherever we dance, and we make house calls, not curtain calls. No matter how small and non-traditional the space may be, we make it work. Read what people have said about us. Our Community page has more.
 
May 22 - Heartlands Severna Park - Armed Forces Weekend Ballet
"I will never ever miss one of your performances as long as I'm on this earth." "A double-header: lecture/demonstration and show! Best afternoon ever!" "I'm here with my mother, and the piece with the wheelchair meant everything." "I haven't seen ballet for 30 years. This took my breath away!"

May 20 - Spring Arbor Severna Park - Afternoon Ballet
"Thank you for remembering our Armed Forces. It means so much. It is who I am." "I loved this so much. It reminded me of when I used to dance around the house on my tippy toes." "I will touch this flower and remember you and how happy I still can be."

May 13 - Morningside Ellicott City - Spring Ballet
"You took me to Broadway today." "As always, you moved me to tears. and they're good tears." "I wouldn't miss this for the world." "I felt that every dance - every movement - was just for me." "I never had any interest in ballet before. You changed me."

May 12 - Sanctuary Holy Cross - NY, NY Ballet!
"You all work so hard to do this wonderful thing for all of us. I can't believe that you do this. I feel truly blessed." "You brought me great joy today." "You girls!!!! I loved every minute!" "My mother will be 104 on her next birthday. I loved being with her today to see this and to see how much she enjoyed it."

May 9 - Brightview White Marsh - Mothers' Day Ballet
"What a joy this was today." "You changed my entire opinion about ballet! This was wonderful and so inspiring." "Today made me very happy." "I am over 100 years old and I've never seen anything so beautiful and touching."

May 8 - Brightview Rolling Hills - Mothers' Day Ballet
"You made me so happy." "This was my first ballet. I loved it because it gave me something real and important. It meant something to me." "What a treat" I haven't seen anything like this since New York and Paris!" "This brought back so many memories. It brought tears to my eyes." "We're here to visit my mom. This is a Mothers' Day surprise for me, too!" "I had no idea that something like this existed." "What a gift you were to me today."

April 20, 2016 - Atholton High School Work Enclave - Spring Ballet
"We love it so much when you are here." "What you do is absolutely wonderful." "Our partnership continues to inspire us all."

April 17, 2016 - Selborne of Dorsey Hall - Spring Ballet
"Come back soon and bring us all back to life again." "Thank you for sharing this joy with us." "It gets lonely sometimes. It's been wonderful to spend time with all of you. You lift us up." "I learned so much today, and I remembered so many things that made me happy." "There was a connection here today among all of us. It was beyond the music and the dancing. It was life."

April 1, 2016 - Easter Seals Windsor Mill - No Foolin' Ballet
"You encouraged me so much today. Years ago I had teachers who told me not to give up and they helped me make it. You helped me remember that I can make it." "This is just the place I come to every day. I didn't expect anything like this. I am so happy." "Thank you for bringing the music to me today." "Thank you for reminding us that we can make a difference, too."  "You, the children, the music, the dancing - I felt alive way deep inside." From a staff member: "You bring this whole place to life."

March 31, 2016 - Brooke Grove Nursing Center - Spring Ballet
"This brought back so many great memories." "This was a  miracle. My mother and I will be dancing with our flowers for a long, long time." "Bless you for remembering me and giving me this beauty. I love you." From staff members: "What you do is not entertainment. It is a ministry."  "You changed these people." "There were people here today who never participate in anything. You brought them out. They were dancing with their flowers!"

March 30, 2016 - Frederick Villa - Spring Ballet
"Thank goodness you came here today! You made the day beautiful." "Ooh! It was magnificent!" "I love you! I'm so glad I was right here in the front row." "Such music! I will remember this afternoon for a long, long time." "I respect and understand ballet so much more now." From a family member: "I stayed much longer than I intended. I'm so late, and I don't care. I would never have missed this with my mom. It was so special." From a staff member: "You helped us all dance today."

March 25, 2016 - Brighton Gardens - Spring Ballet
"We used to go to NYC for the Broadway shows. None of them held a candle to this. We really mean it." "Thank you for making a difference in this day and in our lives." "I wasn't sure how I'd feel about ballet. Now I treasure the days you are here and count the days until you return." "Thank you for bringing your friendship here to us all."

March 20, 2016 - Heartlands Ellicott City - 1st Day of Spring Ballet
"This gave me so much hope." "I never loved ballet more than I did this afternoon." "I haven't had this much fun in a long time!" "We all wake up when you bring us our Spring Ballet." "Edgar Degas would have loved watching you today." "We felt the music through you." "Your smiles brought the world to our hearts." "You are a blessing to the universe." "I love you and will be right here waiting for next time."

March 17, 2016 - North Arundel Health & Rehab - St Pat's Ballet
"I've been a nurse for 35 years, and I never thought I'd be at the other end of the call button. Today meant everything. You helped everyone in this room feel a part of something bigger and remember who they are." "I will always remember this - and you." "You warmed my heart." "Today was like prayer for me - like when I pray to make it one more day."

March 5, 2016 - Morningside Ellicott City - Almost Spring Ballet
"From one artist to another, God bless all of you." "I just moved in, and I've never seen anything like this. I'll never miss from now on!" "I pray that I will be here the next time you come." "You bring back memories that help us keep on going." "I never used to like the performing arts before you. Now I'm your biggest fan." "You are so full of life and hope. It is a treat just to be near you."
Feel the energy and community of our house calls. Everyone dances! 

EXPERIENCE THE TRANSFORMATION

 

We transform living rooms, hallways, atriums, and even kitchens into beautiful, interactive ballet experiences. Our house call Schedule is dynamic. Learn more about us through our Gallery.

SPECIAL BALLET CLASSES FOR SENIORS

Ballet Mobile is proud of its Ballet for Senior Wellness Program at Weinberg Village. Bringing 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.

IN A NUTSHELL ...

We make Ballet-to-Go a reality. 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 have an Educational Division, Atelier de Ballet Classique.

FEEL THE MAGIC

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.

In Tribute

 

It is with profound respect that Ballet Mobile celebrates the life of our beloved teacher, mentor, confidante, and friend,

Kira Ivanovsky.  She and her daughter Milou inspired and encouraged the very creation of Ballet Mobile. During 2016, all our house calls are dedicated to Kira with all our love.


WE ARE MARYLAND'S
BOOKMOBILE OF BALLET

NEW: Summer Classes for Children!

 

Ballet Mobile is proud to offer 3 weeks of Afternoon Summer Camps through the Howard County Arts Council programs at the Howard County Center for the Arts.

June 27-July 1: Ballet and Modern

July 11-15: Dancing Animals

August 1-5: Dancing Animals

Find out more and register!


 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 care about.

 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

Arbutus Senior Center; Howard County's WOMENFEST; Howard County's 50+ Expo; The Bain Center; Easter Seals Windsor Mill; 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 Arlington West; Brooke Grove Nursing Center; The Children's Inn at NIH; Forest Haven; Levindale Hebrew Geriatric; Mercy Villa Convent; North Arundel Health and Rehab; Sanctuary Holy Cross; 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 Bel Air; Brighton Gardens Columbia; Brightview of Rolling Mills,Towson and White Marsh; Brookdale Potomac; Brooke Grove Assisted Living; Edenwald; Emeritus Pikesville; Encore Turf Valley; Fairhaven Sykesville, Forest Hill Heights; Harmony Hall Columbia; Heartlands Ellicott City and Severna Park; Homecrest Silver Spring; Lighthouse Ellicott City, Loriens Bel Air and Columbia; The Maples Towson; Morningside Houses Ellicott City, Laurel, and St. Charles; Oaks at Four Corners; Pickersgill, Shangri La; Somerford Place; Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur Villa Julie; Spring Arbor Severna Park, Springhouse Pikesville; Sunrises 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