WELCOME

to Maryland's Bookmobile of Ballet!


Happy Thanksgiving!


Watch what we do.


Our Nutcracker Season has begun -
bringing joy, love, music, and beauty
to people wherever they live



REALLY GOOD, REAL 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 make House Calls, not Curtain Calls
We bring up-close-and-personal experiences with pointe shoes, ports de bras, and tutus...
HOUSE CALLS, NOT CURTAIN CALLS:
What People Say About Us
 
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. Our audiences say it best. Our Community page has more.
 
November 27, 2016 - Heartlands Severna Park - Thanksgiving Nutcracker
"I am so excited after this." "This was the Best Show Ever." "I've seen you for 5 years, and I love you more every time." "I love watching the dancers' faces. They are so filled with love and energy." "Look at these tears streaming down my face. It just shows how much I love all of you."

November 26, 2016 - Forest Hill Heights - Thanksgiving Nutcracker
"I knew it would be good, but I had no idea it would be this magnificent." "The tutus reminded me of the costumes I used to wear - and all the wonderful people I got to know." "Our schedules said this was Entertainment. This was so much more." "Each year that you are here reminds me of a different, precious memory."

November 23, 2016 - Brightview Towson - Thanksgiving Nutcracker
"I don't need any wishes for a happy Thanksgiving. You already made mine the happiest it could be." "When I'm sitting at my Thanksgiving table, this is what I'll be most thankful for." "Being here with you - all of us together - with you so close and us moving with our flowers - we really shared some moments of incredible beauty." "I became smitten with ballet and have seen really good ballet. This was really good ballet."

November 20, 2016 - Symphony Manor - Thanksgiving Nutcracker
"I've been so many places and seen so many Nutcrackers. This was the most motivating and meaningful of all." "I don't get surprised very often anymore, but I was surprised today. This was exquisite beyond words." "Today was like seeing a picture book come to life. And now that you've given me a holiday picture, I will remember everything."

November 19, 2016 - Brightview South River - Thanksgiving Nutcracker
"Today I think I got a preview of what Heaven will be like. If all the angels are half as beautiful as all of you, it truly will be amazing." "I have never enjoyed anything more than this. It was pure Heaven." "You have no idea how many wonderful memories you brought back to me today." "I will sleep really well tonight and dream of this."

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 a class in action!

Read the Nov, 2016 article in Dance Studio Life!


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.

Everything about Ballet Mobile serves one purpose: to help people feel better.

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

We take ballet out of the dark theater and bring it right to people who otherwise would not experience it.

 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

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.