WELCOME

to Maryland's Bookmobile of Ballet!

We serve and honor the people of Maryland.


WE ARE 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, the 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 Howard County Arts Council's newest 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.
 

Mon, 1/12/15 - The Maples of Towson - Afternoon with Sugar Plum Fairy

"You were gliding on air and you took me with you." "I am so grateful you brought this to us today." "I felt like a dancer today." "What you were able to do here today was remarkable. I loved every minute." "This flower means so much to me. I will place it in a special basket I made for the holidays." "What an experience!" From a staff member: "You hit it out of the park with this performance."


Sun, 1/11/15 - Sunrise Columbia - Auld Lang Syne Nutcracker

"I am crying and crying because this was so wonderful." "You have to know just how much joy you have brought to us." "I feel better now." "I expected this to be good. I never expected it to be this beautiful." From a staff member: "I am so thankful to be working in a place where I can watch a wonderful ballet right from my desk."


Sun, 1/4/15 - Lorien Belair - Auld Lang Syne Nutcracker

"Thank you for this spot of joy in our lives." "This made my day." "You really did make magic. The world seems kinder now." "You reminded me of my dreams." "I feel so relaxed and happy after dancing with my flower."


Sat, 1/3/15 - Emeritus Pikesville - Auld Lang Syne Nutcracker

"I only have one wish. When you come back, I would like to be here to join you." "This is the best show I've ever seen." "I hope everyone's new year is as beautiful as this show was." "This took me back to the days when I was on the dance floor."


Tues, 12/30/14 - Easter Seals - A New Year's Nutcracker

"I felt this in my heart." "I kiss your hand for what you brought to us today." "You have no idea what this means to us." "You restored my joy." "I am so happy that I could be here with my grandchildren to see this." "I love my flower, and I will remember today." "Everything about this was wonderful." From the Director of Activities: "I am so thankful and elated."


Mon, 12/29/14 - Edenwald - Auld Lang Syne Nutcracker

"What a blessing this was. You have no idea how much this meant to me." "Every single moment was beautiful, and I will hold it in my heart during the new year." "My children loved it, my mother loved it, and I loved it! You all are awesome!"


Sun, 12/28/14 - Sunrise Silver Spring - Auld Lang Syne Nutcracker

"I've waited all year for this." "You gave me such happiness today. I will carry that with me for a long, long time." "It is so wonderful to be able to see a real ballet again."


Tues, 12/23/14 - Weinberg Village - Nutcracker

"Every single one of you is an angel." "What an evening!" "This Nutcracker was amazing and enchanting." "Tonight restored my faith."


Mon, 12/22/14 - Brooke Grove Nursing Center - Nutcracker

"I will always remember the love in your eyes as you danced for us." "What you do for us is truly phenomenal." "On Christmas day I will look at my flower and remember this."


Sun, 12/21/14 - Brighton Gardens - Nutcracker

"This was my first exposure to ballet. I loved it. I am looking forward to your next visit so I can catch up." "Marvelous!" "What beautiful experiences you bring us." "Now I can say that the holidays have really arrived."


Sat, 12/20/14 - St. Martin's - Nutcracker

"You all could have been on stage with Margot Fonteyn." "The music and the dancers were breathtaking." "What a wonderful evening!" "I remembered all kinds of happy things tonight." And from one of the Directors: "I was so happy to see all our residents alert and really enjoying the performance. You even got them to move a little bit. What a delight!"


Sun, 12/14/14 - Heartlands Ellicott City - Nutcracker

"I could watch this over and over again. So beautiful!" "Stupendous!" "I'm so grateful I was here." "I make it a point when Ballet Mobile is coming that I will be here in the front row." "I'm here every time you're here, and I love you more and more." "I've seen so many shows in NYC in my life, and this was better, and you were all right here with me." "I loved every minute."


Sat, 12/13/14 - Morningside Ellicott City - Nutcracker

"I had such a sad heart when I came in here tonight. Now my heart is full." "It means so much to us that you keep visiting, and I love watching every minute of every show you bring us." "My flower will remind me of many happy Christmases long ago." From a Staff Member: "Our residents are always happy when you are here."


Wed, 12/10/14 - Atholton Work Enclave - Nutcracker

"I had a lot of fun watching." "I liked the story." From a teacher: "This was a wonderful show - so enjoyable for everyone and so understandable. What a treat!" From another teacher: "This was memorable."


Sun, 12/7/14 - Sunrise of Annapolis - Nutcracker

"This was like a shot of life for me." "It was a privilege to be here today and experience this." "You all bring us such sweetness and attention." And from a staff member: "Everybody loved it today. They always love it when you are here."


Sat, 12/6/14 - Harmony Hall - Nutcracker

"You bring such happiness to our community." "I've seen lots of dance. None of it has touched me physically, emotionally, or mentally as much as this show today." "The integration of the music, narration and dancing was perfect. It brought back such wonderful memories that will go with me forever." "You make such a contribution to humanity." From a staff member: "This was therapeutic for everyone in this room."


Sun, 11/30/14 - Heartlands Severna Park - Nutcracker

"I saw the glory of the universe through your performance today. I will remember it for the rest of my life." "I have every flower you have ever given me. I look at them and am happy."


Sat, 11/29/14 - North Arundel Health and Rehab - Nutcracker

"You always make us feel so much better." "I am so thankful to be in America, where we have such gifts as the one you gave us today with this performance." "I was dancing right along with you. Did you see me?"


Wed, 11/26/14 - Lighthouse - A Thanksgiving Nutcracker

"I have seen so many Nutcrackers. This was the very sweetest." "A splendid show! I was so glad to be here!" "The magic happened right in front of us, and I was thrilled to be a part of it." "I was able to appreciate and understand it all. It made me feel happy." "You gave me the most wonderful experience I have had in many years. I will always remember."


Sun, 11/23/14 - Brooke Grove Assisted Living - Thanksgiving Nutcracker

"I cannot find the words to describe how wonderful this was." "Everything was perfect: the music, dancing, costumes..." I wish today was on DVD so that I could watch it over and over again."


Sat, 11/22/14 - Rock Spring Village - Thanksgiving Nutcracker

"I felt that I was dancing right up there with you all." "My whole family loved this - from my great grandmother to my three year old!" "This flower means so much to me. I will treasure it forever." From the Activities Director: "This is fabulous, and we have to have it every year."


Tues, 11/18/14 - Somerford - Autumn Blessings Ballet

"Bless you for this today." "I had so much fun dancing with you!" "You could make Maryland come alive with what you do."


Sat, 11/15 and Sun, 11/16 - Arts Center - Nutcracker Sweet

"Every moment of this show was lovely." "You helped us all feel that we were part of the show." "I feel so much better now than when I arrived." "This show was a brilliant display of dancing and music. I was enraptured." "I had no idea it would move me so much."


Tues, 11/4/14 - Mercy Villa Convent - Election Day Ballet

"This was inspirational." "A glorious experience!" "I have never seen anything so beautiful in my entire life." "This is the best thing we have ever seen here." From a staff member: "It was amazing to all the Sisters moving and dancing!"


Mon, 11/3/14 - Brinton Woods Arlington West - Nutcracker

"This helped me so much." "I feel better." "Thank you for dancing with me." "This was the nicest thing that has happened to me in a long time." "God bless you all for coming today." "I take it one day at a time now, and this really made today special."


 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; Waldorf Senior Center

 

Hospitals and Health Care Centers

Center Adventist Rehab; Brinton Woods at Arlington West; Brooke Grove Nursing Center and Assisted Living; The Children's Inn at NIH; 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; 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; Weinberg Village