WELCOME

to Maryland's Bookmobile of Ballet!


We make House Calls,
not Curtain Calls

Serving and honoring the people of Maryland

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

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.
 
August 15 - Randallstown Public Library - Mind, Body, Spirit
"I have to go into the hospital, and I wanted to see this first. This will help me. I'm not so afraid anymore." "Today meant a great deal to me because of my background. I loved it." "This was so much fun! We got to dance with you!" "I am so glad we came. Thank you for being so wonderful to my daughter."

August 8 - Springwell Senior Living - Summer Ballet
"Words cannot describe how wonderful this was." "You made me smile more than I have in the past month." "When my family comes to visit, I will have a story to tell about today. It was out of this world." "I am 99 years old and have seen the Kirov and Bolshoi in Russia. This was beautiful and made me remember." "Light came to Springwell today when you all arrived. It was like God coming into the room."

July 25 - Woodlawn Public Library - Mind, Body, and Spirit
"What a great afternoon this was!" "My daughter loved every minute, and I was able to relax and enjoy it, too." "This was the best afternoon I've had with my grandchildren in a long time." "What a crowd! And what fun!"

July 7 - Maples Towson - Happy Birthday America Ballet
"We had so much fun today! All of us really got going!" "I'm so glad I came. You changed me." "I wish my wife could have been here, but I felt her beside me the whole time." "What you do takes my breath away." "I loved every minute!"

July 6 - North Arundel Health & Rehab - Birthday America
"Just anticipating your coming makes my heart fill with joy. I would like to stay and watch you all forever." "You gave me some hope today. Usually I just sit in my room and worry. I will use music to help me get well and think of this." "When I look at my flower I will remember you." "This made me feel so much better." "I love it when you come to dance for us. You don't just dance. You care about us."

July 5 - Weinberg Village - Happy Birthday America Ballet
"Tonight you gave us Life!" "This was the best show yet, and they've all been wonderful." "I was mesmerized." "The music, the dancing, the visualization - I saw it all." "Every one of you is truly special - so giving, generous, and loving through your art that you share with us." "Thank you for making tonight instructive as well as delightful. We learned so much."

July 3 - Sunrise Annapolis - Happy Birthday America Ballet
"All of you just gave us a shot of energy." "I am in such a wonderful mood now. Thank you." "I wouldn't have missed this for the world." "This was the best show I've ever seen here. I can't wait until Nutcracker!" "I hadn't really made up my mind about this ballet thing when I came today. Now I'm your biggest fan."

June 24 - Sanctuary Holy Cross - Summer Ballet
"I'm so glad you came to see me again. It made my day." "I'll keep playing my Kenny G and think of all this." "You made me happy today." "You got us all dancing!" It was fun!" From a staff member: "What you do is so special and means so much."

June 20 - Essex Public Library - Mind, Body, Spirit: Dance!
"You changed my life today." "My son was enthralled." "I could have listened and learned all day long." "What an event to launch our Summer Reading Program! You made books come alive!" And from the children: "You are beautiful!" "I loved dancing with you." "I am going to teach my friends the arm positions."

June 17 - Brightview South River - Ballerina Afternoon
"We are overjoyed." "I could feel the energy come inside me. I will remember and use it." "They made an announcement that you were amazing. You really are!" "You made our day. You brought us a great gift today."

June 14 - Brightview Severna Park - Flag Day Ballet
"You are keepers!" "I could watch for hours and hours." "I am fascinated by Ballet Mobile." "I would love to follow you around to all your house calls." "I'm from New York and have seen talent. You guys are great."

June 6 - Brighton Gardens Reminiscence - Ballet in the Afternoon
"I had such a good time." "I feel like dancing and dancing!" "I kiss you for today." "I love you so much." From a staff member: "What you did today was beyond words. It was pure love."

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 at our video!


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.
THE BOOKMOBILE OF BALLET

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 take ballet out of the dark theater and bring it to you.


 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 and Libraries

Atholton High School, Hammond Middle School, Essex Public Library, Patuxent Valley Middle School, Randallstown Public Library, Veterans Elementary School, Woodlawn Public Library

 

Assisted Living Centers

Autumn Assisted Living Bel Air; Brighton Gardens Columbia; Brightview of Rolling Mills, Severna Park, South River, 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; Springwell Senior Living, Sunrises Annapolis, Columbia, Pikesville, and Silver Spring; Symphony Manor of Roland Park; 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