BALLET MOBILE

We are Maryland's Bookmobile of Dance.

We care.

We wish all of you WELLNESS.

Please be healthy and safe.

All of us in Ballet Mobile are thinking about our Founding Angel and Mentor
Jonathan Elliott as he valiantly confronts a life-threatening illness. Alone in his hospital room because of the Corona virus that prohibits visitors, he has all the music of our souls.
Jon shaped the very essence of Ballet Mobile.
Keep fighting, beloved Jon. We love you.

We continue to prepare for our audiences

with all the love in our hearts.

We hope the pictures below lighten your spirits.

Close friends and neighbors, Caslin and Maddie stretch at the end of their class together.

Tasha Cat nestles in Renée's newly-made flowers. 

Rebecca and Eli stay strong together.

After sewing, Renée brings costumes

to Studio 18 - ready for dancers to try on.

Deirdre and Dusty Kitty take barre

in the kitchen. Dusty admires Deirdre's

beautifully beveled foot.

Mac and Tasha nap amidst "their" flowers.

Mac declares this as his favorite tutu.

Roadie Robert proofreads

Ballet Mobile documents.

Tasha suggests changes to one of

Renée's new music playlists.

Susan gracefully ends her home class.

BALLET MOBILE DANCES LOVE.
 
Ballet Mobile's theaters are wherever people live. No matter how small and non-traditional the space may be, Ballet Mobile will transform it.

Our audiences say it best.

Feb 15, 2020 - "I often feel very alone, like an orphan. Today on my birthday you made me feel so special and loved." "I wasn't sure if ballet would be something I'd enjoy, but I enjoyed every minute." "I will truly be counting the days until your next visit." "I laughed, smiled, remembered, cried, and felt so many emotions." "This was the best program ever."

Feb 14, 2020 - "I never thought I'd get a Valentine today. You gave me that and so much more." "You made me feel young again." "I remembered how much I loved to dance." "I saw the faces of so many people I have loved. It was as if they were right here." "This was an amazing experience, an experience I will remember."

Jan 5, 2020 - "The performance was of operatic quality." "I watched with tears and joy." "The music was spectacular." "You all have the most generous hearts and spirits." "I felt like a Queen when I came into this room today. I am so happy." "This made me think of old friends dancing for the USO!" "This was my favorite so far - so uplifting!"

Jan 4, 2020 - "You make us all feel so special." "I am glad I am alive to see this." "I feel ready for 2020. You helped me remember to look ahead, not only back." "My heart is warm again." "When I was in the 3rd grade, I drew a picture of the Sugar Plum Fairy. It was so long ago, but today I saw my drawing come to life!"

Dec 30, 2019 - "You touched my soul." "This was like church." "I cried and cried tears of happiness when I looked at you." "All I felt today was joy." "You made my heart beat with love." "You made a sad day feel bright and sunny."

Dec 29, 2019 - "I am impressed and fascinated by all of you." "We feel so lucky to have had the chance to see this." "This is the best afternoon I have ever had here." "You brought me so much joy that I could die happily right now." "This made me ready to face the new year."

Dec 27, 2019 - "Every single one of you mesmerizes every single one of us." "What an afternoon!" "Not only did you capture my attention; you captured my heart." "I saw your performance last year and it was lovely. I came again this year expecting to see the same thing. It was a completely different show! I loved the new music and themes that went along with it." "I wouldn't miss your dancing for the world."

Dec 22, 2019 - "This meant a great deal to me. I used to be defined by my own dancing. I loved it so. Now I sit in this wheelchair, and I had let myself be defined by that. I felt there was nothing left except this wheelchair. But never again. Never again." "I haven't talked about my opera singing days in a very long time. It was so long ago. But maybe it wasn't that long ago after all." "The life you brought here tonight will sustain us all for a very long time."

Dec 21, 2019 - "This was the greatest gift any of us could have received today." "I feel so lucky being here today. I feel so much better, so much more like myself now." "The joy I felt today from all of you helped me find my own."

Dec 19, 2019 - "I will be dancing with my flower until I see you again." "My husband and I were married 53 years when I lost him. He was here with me today." "I don't know how you all make this happen for us - it is truly magical." "Schubert's Ave Maria played at my wedding. This experience took me back there again and it was glorious." "I wish there was something as wonderful as this more often." "I feel silly with these tears running down my face, but I am proud to be able to feel what we experienced so deeply."

Dec 18, 2019 - "I don't know how you managed to transform this room and bring this magical experience to us tonight, but I'm sure glad that I was here for it." "This brought back so many memories of when I was young and full of joy. I hope to keep those memories forever." "This exceeded all my expectations, and my bar is really high." "Such beauty! I was here in this room, but I was also somewhere else - inside the music and my heart."

Dec 16, 2019 - "I am an old Scot. I have never seen a ballet in my entire life until tonight. You made it possible for me to hear the music and to understand the beauty I was seeing. I found myself getting so emotional. I will never forget tonight." "This entire evening was a spiritual experience." "You brought us so much joy." "I am so happy, and as I look around, all I see is happiness. You made that happen."

Dec 14, 2019 - "You reminded us of the true meaning of The Nutcracker story - that if we love something well enough, it will always be alive. That comforted me so much. I needed this so much." "I am so surprised! I didn't expect something so outstanding as this. I wouldn't have missed it for the world. It just goes to prove the whole theme of the day - that there really is magic right around the corner if we let ourselves see it."

Dec 10, 2019 - "What a wonderfully creative evening - the music, the story, the dancing. I have never enjoyed an experience like this." "You have charmed me forever." "You transformed this room and my life."

Dec 8, 2019 - "You give us the music and the beauty and the time to feel. This is what we need more than anything else." "It was really inspiring to look at the other people in the audience with me and to see the joy on their faces - the same joy that's in my own heart." "We will remember and put this into our hearts." "What a remarkable and memorable experience."

Dec 7, 2019 - "This was a really good day. I laughed. I cried. I loved every minute of being here." "I wasn't feeling very well today and I wasn't going to come down, but I'm so glad that I did. I feel so much better, ready to face Life again." "I've never missed your visits. Each time is better than the time before."

Dec 3, 2019 - "I have never been so moved by ballet. This really touched me. I'll carry it with me." "As a Franciscan nun, I bless you. What a gift you bring these people." "I haven't seen a ballet in 50 years. And to see this special Nutcracker up close like this - all I can say is THANK YOU." "The lecture demonstration beforehand was so interesting. I might have liked that best of all."

Nov 30, 2019 - "I was so proud to have my grand-daughter sit beside me to see this." "One moment was better than the one before. After today, my life will be that way, too." "I usually don't say much, but I feel like shouting to the heavens that I have found the music of my heart - that is how inspired and hopeful I feel." "Life. That is what you brought me." "I have waited and waited for you to be here again. And now I will count the days until you return."

Nov 23, 2019 - "I am so grateful for today that I can hardly get the words out." "This is the most wonderful thing I have seen in a very long time." "You have so much love in your hearts. Thank you for sharing it with us." "This brightened my holiday season." "Spectacular performance. But more than that, a deeply moving and introspective opportunity for all of us." "My heart is as light as a school girl's!"

Nov 18, 2019 - "What a wonderful, wonderful day." "This was the most creative work I have ever seen." "I am inspired by this uplifting afternoon. I am ready to get well." "I have always loved ballet, and I thought that I would never see it again. You gave it back to me today." "The music helped me so much." "I loved dancing with my flower. I was so happy."

Nov 16, 2019 - "You bring us such beauty in such a gentle way. What a rare and treasured gift that is for all of us." "I am leaving here ready to dance and live. I feel inspired, as if God spoke to me through this experience." "When I get to Heaven I know I will be dancing as beautifully as everyone danced today." "The music will play in my heart forever." "Thanksgiving is just around the corner. I am so thankful that you all came here today."

Our Community page has lots more.

Making House Calls, Not Curtain Calls

Just as a bookmobile brings books to people everywhere, Ballet Mobile brings beautiful ballet to people in very non-traditional ways.
WHAT PEOPLE SAY ABOUT  BALLET MOBILE
 
Ballet Mobile's theaters are wherever people live. No matter how small and non-traditional the space may be, Ballet Mobile will transform it. Our audiences say it best.

Feb 15, 2020 - "I often feel very alone, like an orphan. Today on my birthday you made me feel so special and loved." "I wasn't sure if ballet would be something I'd enjoy, but I enjoyed every minute." "I will truly be counting the days until your next visit." "I laughed, smiled, remembered, cried, and felt so many emotions." "This was the best program ever."

Feb 14, 2020 - "I never thought I'd get a Valentine today. You gave me that and so much more." "You made me feel young again." "I remembered how much I loved to dance." "I saw the faces of so many people I have loved. It was as if they were right here." "This was an amazing experience, an experience I will remember."

Jan 5, 2020 - "The performance was of operatic quality." "I watched with tears and joy." "The music was spectacular." "You all have the most generous hearts and spirits." "I felt like a Queen when I came into this room today. I am so happy." "This made me think of old friends dancing for the USO!" "This was my favorite so far - so uplifting!"

Jan 4, 2020 - "You make us all feel so special." "I am glad I am alive to see this." "I feel ready for 2020. You helped me remember to look ahead, not only back." "My heart is warm again." "When I was in the 3rd grade, I drew a picture of the Sugar Plum Fairy. It was so long ago, but today I saw my drawing come to life!"

Dec 30, 2019 - "You touched my soul." "This was like church." "I cried and cried tears of happiness when I looked at you." "All I felt today was joy." "You made my heart beat with love." "You made a sad day feel bright and sunny."

Dec 29, 2019 - "I am impressed and fascinated by all of you." "We feel so lucky to have had the chance to see this." "This is the best afternoon I have ever had here." "You brought me so much joy that I could die happily right now." "This made me ready to face the new year."

Dec 27, 2019 - "Every single one of you mesmerizes every single one of us." "What an afternoon!" "Not only did you capture my attention; you captured my heart." "I saw your performance last year and it was lovely. I came again this year expecting to see the same thing. It was a completely different show! I loved the new music and themes that went along with it." "I wouldn't miss your dancing for the world."

Dec 22, 2019 - "This meant a great deal to me. I used to be defined by my own dancing. I loved it so. Now I sit in this wheelchair, and I had let myself be defined by that. I felt there was nothing left except this wheelchair. But never again. Never again." "I haven't talked about my opera singing days in a very long time. It was so long ago. But maybe it wasn't that long ago after all." "The life you brought here tonight will sustain us all for a very long time."

Dec 21, 2019 - "This was the greatest gift any of us could have received today." "I feel so lucky being here today. I feel so much better, so much more like myself now." "The joy I felt today from all of you helped me find my own."

Dec 19, 2019 - "I will be dancing with my flower until I see you again." "My husband and I were married 53 years when I lost him. He was here with me today." "I don't know how you all make this happen for us - it is truly magical." "Schubert's Ave Maria played at my wedding. This experience took me back there again and it was glorious." "I wish there was something as wonderful as this more often." "I feel silly with these tears running down my face, but I am proud to be able to feel what we experienced so deeply."

Dec 18, 2019 - "I don't know how you managed to transform this room and bring this magical experience to us tonight, but I'm sure glad that I was here for it." "This brought back so many memories of when I was young and full of joy. I hope to keep those memories forever." "This exceeded all my expectations, and my bar is really high." "Such beauty! I was here in this room, but I was also somewhere else - inside the music and my heart."

Dec 16, 2019 - "I am an old Scot. I have never seen a ballet in my entire life until tonight. You made it possible for me to hear the music and to understand the beauty I was seeing. I found myself getting so emotional. I will never forget tonight." "This entire evening was a spiritual experience." "You brought us so much joy." "I am so happy, and as I look around, all I see is happiness. You made that happen."

Dec 14, 2019 - "You reminded us of the true meaning of The Nutcracker story - that if we love something well enough, it will always be alive. That comforted me so much. I needed this so much." "I am so surprised! I didn't expect something so outstanding as this. I wouldn't have missed it for the world. It just goes to prove the whole theme of the day - that there really is magic right around the corner if we let ourselves see it."

Dec 10, 2019 - "What a wonderfully creative evening - the music, the story, the dancing. I have never enjoyed an experience like this." "You have charmed me forever." "You transformed this room and my life."

Dec 8, 2019 - "You give us the music and the beauty and the time to feel. This is what we need more than anything else." "It was really inspiring to look at the other people in the audience with me and to see the joy on their faces - the same joy that's in my own heart." "We will remember and put this into our hearts." "What a remarkable and memorable experience."

Dec 7, 2019 - "This was a really good day. I laughed. I cried. I loved every minute of being here." "I wasn't feeling very well today and I wasn't going to come down, but I'm so glad that I did. I feel so much better, ready to face Life again." "I've never missed your visits. Each time is better than the time before."

Dec 3, 2019 - "I have never been so moved by ballet. This really touched me. I'll carry it with me." "As a Franciscan nun, I bless you. What a gift you bring these people." "I haven't seen a ballet in 50 years. And to see this special Nutcracker up close like this - all I can say is THANK YOU." "The lecture demonstration beforehand was so interesting. I might have liked that best of all."

Nov 30, 2019 - "I was so proud to have my grand-daughter sit beside me to see this." "One moment was better than the one before. After today, my life will be that way, too." "I usually don't say much, but I feel like shouting to the heavens that I have found the music of my heart - that is how inspired and hopeful I feel." "Life. That is what you brought me." "I have waited and waited for you to be here again. And now I will count the days until you return."

Nov 23, 2019 - "I am so grateful for today that I can hardly get the words out." "This is the most wonderful thing I have seen in a very long time." "You have so much love in your hearts. Thank you for sharing it with us." "This brightened my holiday season." "Spectacular performance. But more than that, a deeply moving and introspective opportunity for all of us." "My heart is as light as a school girl's!"

Nov 18, 2019 - "What a wonderful, wonderful day." "This was the most creative work I have ever seen." "I am inspired by this uplifting afternoon. I am ready to get well." "I have always loved ballet, and I thought that I would never see it again. You gave it back to me today." "The music helped me so much." "I loved dancing with my flower. I was so happy."

Nov 16, 2019 - "You bring us such beauty in such a gentle way. What a rare and treasured gift that is for all of us." "I am leaving here ready to dance and live. I feel inspired, as if God spoke to me through this experience." "When I get to Heaven I know I will be dancing as beautifully as everyone danced today." "The music will play in my heart forever." "Thanksgiving is just around the corner. I am so thankful that you all came here today."

Our Community page has lots more.
Reminding us all that none of us is defined by the kind of chair in which we sit.
10 years of delivering ballet, music, hope, and LOVE the way the Bookmobile delivers books.

Really good BALLET-TO-GO
on the go all the time!

An educational and charitable performing arts company, Ballet Mobile makes its theaters where people live - three feet or less from them.
People find themselves and their inner strength from the beauty, music, and FUN. Some have called it "feeling young again".
There is a great sense of energy and community in Ballet Mobile's house calls. Everyone dances, no matter what kind of chair they sit in. 

EXPERIENCE THE TRANSFORMATION

 

Ballet Mobile combines, music, movement, and mental imagery in ways that touch the heart and lift the spirits. The house call Schedule is dynamic. Feel the joy through the Gallery.

Up-close-and-personal experiences with pointe shoes, ports de bras, and tutus...and so much more

FEEL THE MAGIC

Ballet Mobile's youngest roadie Eli

does his "100" with his Aunt Rebecca

With perfect épaulement, Chief admires Maddie's new pointe shoes and bouquet..

Lily flies in her garage!

Susan dances with

a prayer in her heart..

Kitty Marigold supervises lovingly

as Lily creates flowers.

Dancer Rebecca and Roadie Eli take class

every day together.

Mac "tries on" a tutu

before Renée begins her sewing.

Susan's furry bunny Quentin

watches Susan dance every day.

Lily's Rey Rey perches proudly

with his new flower.

Susan presents the same beauty

she shares with our audiences.

Caslin ends her work with a classic révérence.

WE DANCE JOY.

Ballet Mobile's 2020 Season is dedicated to our friend and inspiration,

Weinberg Dancer and Author,

Teel Byrne.

We're here for you

          and your loved ones.       

Email: info@balletmobile.org 

Phone: 410-382-1377

A phone call or email away,

we will do everything in our power

to bring Ballet Mobile to you.

Visit us in Studio 18,
Howard County Center for the Arts

ART FOR THE SOUL

THE BOOKMOBILE OF DANCE

SHARING MUSIC

DANCING JOY AND HOPE

THROUGHOUT MARYLAND

REALLY GOOD, REAL BALLET

 

MAKING MEMORIES

  We would love to hear from you.       

Email:  info@balletmobile.org    

Phone: 410-382-1377

Experience how ballet, music, movement, and mental imagery can improve your spirits and health - and the spirits and health of those you care about.