We are so proud to serve Maryland in such a unique, healing way ...
Bringing Wonderful Ballet, Music, Hope and Joy to Marylanders ...
Many Who Otherwise Might Not Have the Opportunity to Enjoy and Experience It ...
Each Ballet Mobile visit is specially tailored and always participative - never about the dancers, but about our audiences and their feelings, their well-being, their inspiration.



Everyone in Ballet Mobile has one goal: to help people feel happier and to make that improved sense of well-being last. We have made many house calls over the past ten years, taking ballet out of a dark theater and bringing it into the light at Senior Lifestyle Centers, Hospitals, Schools, Libraries, Nursing Centers, Adult and Teen Special Service Centers, and even Independent Residences.

"What I felt today was Love."

April 22, 2019 - Brighton Gardens - "I wish you would start all over again right now." "This was so unexpected! I could listen to that music over and over again." "What's different about all of you is your spirit. We all feel that." "I had such fun watching you all work with one another. I know it's very hard work, but it really looks like you're having fun together. That is so special."

April 20, 2019 - Lighthouse Hopkins Creek - "You were out of this world." "What I felt today was Love. Truly Love. Everything was Love." "I've never been to a ballet before. I am so surprised and delighted. I loved all of it and you. You reminded me of things I've not thought about for too many years." "You are wonderful, wonderful people."

April 18, 2019 - Brightview Towson - "What you all do is a labor of love." "I feel so much better now. We all do." "This felt like you were talking right to us." "You raised us up today. I feel my soul has been transformed." "My wife made me come today. I'm so glad I did. I loved it. I loved you. And now I love ballet."

April 16, 2019 - The Harbor at Ginger Cove - "This brought out so many emotions in me." "This was truly a Spring Awakening." "I loved being able to sing along with you." "You brought me back to life." "Sometimes I forget that I haven't always been in this wheelchair. Today helped me remember that. I'll remember from now on." "We've never seen anything as beautiful as this." "So many years ago I took ballet and loved it. Now I remember why." "I'm 85. I guess it's time I let myself enjoy ballet like yours."

"You bring such joy .. and leave it here for us to feel."

April 13, 2019 - Brightview Annapolis - "You have made me love ballet. I never could understand it before. Now with the dancing, music, and explanations, I follow everything. I cry, I laugh, I feel. I love ballet." "This made me feel sentimental and brought me to happy tears." "I look at your faces, and I feel the emotion." "You have such giving hearts." "I was so sad when I came today without my wife because she's sick. You remembered her and me, and now I can hardly wait to give her her special flower and tell her everything."

April 6, 2019 - Selborne Dorsey Hall - "You bring such joy with you and leave it here for us to feel." "I felt so low when I came down today, but after this, how can I not feel better? You reminded me of how much I need the music." "Every single one of you is darling. I love you." "You have moved me beyond words. My tears are happy ones." "You are so good to us." "Today you have made me forget that I am 90. I feel young and beautiful. You did that."

March 30, 2019 - The Maples of Towson - "This afternoon was one of the best I have had with my father for so long. I will remember it always. He was even singing along as he watched." "You made me so happy today." "I feel very special, thanks to you." "You brought us all energy and love."

March 9, 2019 - Morningside Friendship - "I feel so ready for spring now!" "You have no idea what a lift this was for me. I will see it again and again in my head as I face the next few weeks and months. It has been so hard and I feel so alone. I don't feel as alone now." "You danced to all my favorite songs." "Every time you are here I love you more."

January 5, 2019 - Springwell - "Today brought me joy that I have not felt in a long, long time." "You all are medicine for my soul." "I felt a spirit come through me and I feel so great now." "I will remember this performance for the rest of my days." "It was a true gift from the Heavens that you gave me your pointe shoes to hold." "There is so much ugliness in our world, but you all prove that there is still love and light." "I use a walker now ... but listening and watching ... I was reminded that I am still the same person."

"You took us out of our wheelchairs and back into ourselves."
December 30, 2018 - Brightview Severna Park - "I love it every time you come here, and this time was the absolute best." "What joy you have for dancing, and what joy you shared with us today." "I saw myself in the story. We all did." "I felt this deeply in my heart. It was perfect."

December 28, 2018 - Pickersgill - "Genius. This whole performance was simply genius." "The compassion of the story brought me to tears. I loved every minute. I was so moved. I still am." "Now I understand why football players take ballet." "It was so special to watch this original Nutcracker with my best friend; we've been friends for 76 years." "Everything about this afternoon was a work of art." "I felt so lonely and sick, but then you encouraged me to come in and watch this. I will remember it and you for the rest of my life in my prayers."

December 27, 2018 - Brightview Towson - "Magnificent. Just magnificent. So much to think about. So beautiful." "I wanted you to go on and on." "This was the best hour I've had in a very long time." "We used to work at the Royal Shakespeare Company in London so we know good performances. This was a good performance! What you all manage to do in such a small space is a miracle." "I was feeling so down after Christmas, but this lifted my spirits right back up."

December 23, 2018 - Sunrise Annapolis - "This really was a sequel to the traditional Nutcracker, and I loved every minute of it. It spoke to us all." "You pulled us all into the story, and we became part of it." "I will be thinking about today's show for a long, long time." "Thank you for helping us all remember that we were not always in our wheelchairs." "I absolutely loved the story, and you put such heart into it."

December 17, 2018 - Brooke Grove Nursing Center - "You have made me so happy." "Now THAT was wonderful!!!!!!!!!!!" "Today was about me, about all of us. It was beyond excellent and beautiful. It took us out of our wheelchairs and back into ourselves." "I feel so much more hopeful after today."

December 15, 2018 - Brighton Gardens - "Your version of Nutcracker drew us all in and made us feel that it was truly about us. It was spectacular." "You bring so much joy. We don't get a lot of that anymore." "We were dancing with you." "You had us all in a peaceful silence as we became part of the story. We were right with you." "You made us feel bright on a very dreary day." "I feel blessed that I was here to experience this magnificent piece of art today."

December 9, 2018 - Weinberg Village - "People like us forget to dream, but you remind us that there are still reasons to dream and to never give up hope." "You take the show out of the dark theater and into the light, and you share that light with all of us." "You remind me of the pebble in the pond that makes big ripples. Your presence is felt long after you've gone." "Exquisite. Masterfully put together and a true work of art." "When I watch you it feels like all is right with the world." "I feel like I went to church." "Every moment was a gift."

December 2, 2018 - Heartlands Ellicott City - "I was transfixed by this very non-traditional Nutcracker. You brought new life to a classic story." "I've been your fan for almost 9 years, and today was the best ever." "I came here to pick up my mom and take her to lunch, but we decided to stay and watch. The performance ... reminded me to cherish the time we have together." "The story, the music, the dancing, and the voice-over were perfect. I'm only sorry that my wife wasn't here to see it with me. But it helped me remember the joy with not as much pain." "What you do is great indeed. You bring change. You take the truth we all face and help us find peace." "After today I promise that next year I will be dancing with you from my wheelchair."
"I will cry with joy whenever I think about this."
November 30, 2018 - Brightview Perry Hall - "I cried when you hugged me hello, I cried because the show was so touching, and then I cried because it was over." "When you come here, you make us all happier." "I smiled today because you looked into my heart and made everything so special." "I was dreading the holidays without my wife. I feel today that she was right here and that I can go on."

November 25, 2018 - Heartlands Severna Park - "I loved it last year, but this was even better. I always wondered what had happened to Clara, and now through this original version, we know. And the music! Just beautiful!" "This brought back so many memories - what a wonderful afternoon!" "It was so wonderful that I cried." "I enjoyed moving with our flowers. We all need that even if some of us can't get out of our chairs anymore."

November 24, 2018 - Brightview Annapolis - "I lost my wife last week. This helped me - hearing the music, watching the dancing, and feeling her next to me." "It was pure happiness." "This was the best show I've ever seen. I will cry with joy whenever I think about it." "So many good memories of my life came back to me today, thanks to you." "We are so fortunate to have you come to us - such high-caliber art that moves us so much."

November 21, 2018 - Arbor Ridge Riderwood - "I was lost in the artistry of today's experience." "I feel so strong and happy after this afternoon." "You have created a meaningful story that we all could relate to and that we all will remember." "This was the most poignant show I have ever seen." "We all melted away into the story you danced." "You made me want to stand up and dance with you, but I was happy just dancing with my flower." "You all are so good to us."

November 19, 2018 - Brightview White Marsh - "I am crying and crying and crying and I never want this to end." "I was feeling so terribly low and sad today. Then I saw this. You have given me the courage to keep believing that I can go on." "I have been so unwell - one thing after another - but nothing would have kept me from this experience today. Nothing." "So uplifting - from the moment I walked in." "The music, the dancing, the story - it was perfect."

November 17, 2018 - Brightview South River - "You are a blessing to everyone who gets to see you." "This show is so different, truly relevant and meaningful for all of us in the audience." "This show reminded me how important our memories are."  "My husband wouldn't want me to be sad anymore, and today helped me realize that." "You must have heard my heart talking."

November 11, 2018 - Selborne of Dorsey - "This was the most wonderful birthday present I could ever wish for." "You told my story today." "What music! And the story captured the lives of everyone of us here." "This was the story of us." "This afternoon has inspired me. I saw myself and my life every single minute - through every dance and all the music."
"You made the music come alive and heal us all."
October 20, 2018 - Brightview Belair - "What a beautiful afternoon. I was transported." "I will let myself feel the joy you brought us for a long, long time." "Today brought tears, and I feel so uplifted." "Today made me think - about how long dance has existed, about Nietzsche and his thoughts, about beauty..." "You helped us all hear the music of our souls." " "If dancing makes you all happy the way you've made all of us happy today, then I hope you will dance forever."

October 8, 2018 - Brightview Annapolis - "You helped me fall in love again. I realized how lucky I am to be able to hold her hand." "I am standing here in awe holding my flower in tribute." "Every night I hold my flower and dance in my heart before I go to sleep." "How am I now? I am a different person. I feel love again." "Once again you made the music come alive and heal us all."

September 7, 2018 - Brightview Annapolis- "I cried and cried because today brought back so much joy." "I have seen many ballets, but none of them has meant as much to me as this - seeing this beauty so close and having the music speak to me so personally." "I am renewed."

September 5, 2018 - Arbor Ridge Riderwood - "What a difference you have made in my life." "Your programs mean so much to me."  "What you do is so good for my head - and my heart." "Thank you for giving us this incredible gift." "I will look at my flowers and I will remember you - and I will remember who I am."

September 3, 2018 - Brooke Grove Nursing Center - "You really got my energy going." "It felt so good to move and smile." "You made my day." "I  used to go to Washington D.C. to see the ballerinas, but today the ballerinas came to me!"
"You lifted all my sadness up to Heaven. Now I feel only joy."

July 12, 2018 - Brightview White Marsh - "Nothing could ever be better than this afternoon." "I will dream tonight, thanks to you." "On a bad day, I will think about this performance and it will bring joy to my heart." "You brought light to my darkest days." "It was as if God brought you here today to help me find a way through my loss." "A ballerina dancing right in front of us, helping us all dance again."

July 10, 2018 - Springwell - What a beautiful afternoon. I will remember it always." "I will be counting the days until your return." "A wonderful afternoon - I felt so alive." "These flowers are magical. They make me young again. You all make me young again." "It was as if her smile touched my soul. I have not experienced anything like this for a long, long time."

July 6, 2018 - Charlestown Renaissance Gardens - "You brought such a beautiful spiritual energy here today, and it is within all of us now." "You lifted all my sadness up to Heaven. Now I feel only joy." "My daughter danced with Andre Eglevsky long, long ago. Massine, Reed, they were all there. You brought it all back to me. I remember it all now." "We will always be in one another's hearts." "After this, I will dance again."

July 5, 2018 - Morningside Friendship - "This was so much fun!" "Today reminded me of my Nanny, who told me that no matter how hard life gets it, it is still yours to live. You have made me so happy." "You brightened my whole life when you remembered me today." "I wish I could watch this on TV over and over."

July 1, 2018 - Sunrise Annapolis - "Thank you for an afternoon that I have been living for." "I've never seen anything like this before, and I loved it." "I was one of Tanaquil Le Clercq's and Jerome Robbins' medical doctors. I knew George Balanchine, and I know dancers. Your dancers are very, very good."
"I'm crazy about you all."
June 25, 2018 - Brightview Annapolis - "We have gone to the Kennedy Center all our adult lives. We probably won't ever go again - especially now that you're here and you will visit us." "I wasn't sure what to expect today, but this was amazing." "I liked everything. I just want more and more!"

June 22, 2018 - Brighton Gardens - "I'm crazy about you all." "Sitting and watching this relaxed us so much. It made us feel joy." "This afternoon will sustain more for a long, long time." "You raise us up and remind us who we are." "I love what you all bring us: Hope."

June 20, 2018 - Frederick Villa - A perfect afternoon. You make everything so nice." "You brought light to my rainy day and my heart." "I loved the different kinds of music and dances. I danced right here in my wheelchair." "I feel that you understand my darkness and are helping me into the light."

June 7, 2018 - Atholton Work Enclave - "What a magical partnership!" "I love it when you come and dance with us." "I feel so happy."

May 30, 2018 - Brightview Belair - "I couldn't imagine how you could dance on your toes right here in our dining room, but you DID - and so beautifully!" "I never dreamed I would see something like this again." "I learned so much this afternoon." "My wife has been gone for a few years now. Today you brought her back to me."

May 28, 2018 Brightview Towson - "My dad is usually fast asleep at this time, but look at him now. Awake and so happy. Thank you, thank you, thank you!" "I always feel so much better after your shows and visits." "A little bit of the Kennedy Center right here in our living room! Absolutely marvelous!"

May 26 , 2018 Brightview Severna Park - "The wonderful thing about ballet is that the traditions get passed down. I am so happy to see another generation dancing the ballet traditions. Thank you for keeping it alive." "I feel so much more energized now after this afternoon." "I studied with Martha Graham. I felt her here with us today." "I cried almost the entire time because everything was so beautiful."

May 24, 2018 - Angel's Touch - "I wish you all would just move in here with us." "This afternoon was everything to me. It made my dreams come true." "Every dance, every song, every piece of music made me so happy." "I feel like we started celebrating the minute you arrived. Celebrating Life."

May 20, 2018 - Heartlands Severna Park - "This was the best show I have ever seen in my life. I am a new woman!" "I loved the variety of music. I was so happy that we
celebrated our country and our armed forces." "I love how Ballet Mobile brings all of us together and out of our rooms." "We'll be talking about this at the dinner table tonight and for a long, long time." "Every minute was a blessing today." "Thank you for not forgetting us."
"I will always remember you as the sweetest ballerinas and people in the world."
April 15, 2018 - Brightview South River - "This was such a thrill. I sat watching the clock all morning until it was time." "Thank you for wiping away my tears. I'm crying because all of you are so beautiful." "I'm so happy now, and I wish we could just do it all over again." "You have no idea what today meant to me." "Every time you come here I love you more."

April 11, 2018 - Pickersgill - This program was so unusual because it reached the deeper parts of all of us." "The explanations made everything so meaningful. I've never enjoyed anything more." "I've seen the Ballets Russes, and loved it. I'm so happy I was alive to see this today."

April 8, 2018 - Heartlands Ellicott City - "I've loved you for eight years, and I can't wait for the next time you're here." "You bring us so much joy." "I love the music, moving to the music, and feeling as if I'm dancing." "This was superb, an experience that will stay with me for a long, long time." "Thank you for your words that spoke to my heart through the dancing and the music."

April 6, 2018 - Sanctuary Holy Cross - "On behalf of all of us sitting and living here, from the tips of our fingers to the tips of our toes, we have never seen anything more magnificent than what we saw today." "I love it when you come here." "You are my friends. Thank you for remembering me."

April 4, 2018 - North Arundel Health and Rehab - "It was like being in Heaven today." "There is nothing that can compare to this." "I tell everyone when you're coming that 'my girls are coming!'" "God bless you for taking my mind off my troubles for a little while." "I love my flower, but all of you are flowers, too." "You brightened my life like little lights."

April 2, 2018 - Buckingham's Choice - "What you do is pure love." "Thank you for this beautiful gift to all of us today." "I cannot tell you what this meant to me today. I am renewed." "Your relationships with one another and with us remind us what Love truly is." "I will always remember you as the sweetest ballerinas and people in the world." "This was magical."

March 29, 2018 - Holly Hill Nursing Center - "You brought God to me today." "Your kindness helped me heal today." "I am so sad, but after today, I remember Beauty."

March 25, 2018 - Brightview Perry Hall - "This brought tears to my eyes and made my entire year." "You made us so very happy today." "When you went on your knees to talk to us in our wheelchairs, my heart melted." "I love that we get to dance through the whole show." "I've been having such a hard time. You raised me up. You raised us all up."

"It is remarkable that you are able to bring
such beauty to us."
January 13, 2018 - Buckingham's Choice - A New Year's Nutcracker - "I needed this. I was so low that I was afraid. I think I can go on now." "I didn't want to miss a moment of today's performance." "So engaging!" "What a wonderful afternoon for us to remember always."

January 11, 2018 - Springwell - A New Year's Sugar Plum Afternoon - "I've seen ballet all over the world, and I have to say that this is the best I've ever seen. I'm really taken with it." "We don't get out to see anything like this anymore, so it is remarkable that you are able to bring such beauty to us." "We needed this today. It spoke directly to our hearts."

Jannuary 7, 2018 - Brightview White Marsh - New Year's Nutcracker - "This is the first ballet I've ever seen. I don't want to see another because this one was so perfect." "I've never enjoyed the Nutcracker so much." "I'll always remember this because of how it made me feel." "I'm going to dance around in my room later and think about today."

January 6, 2018 - Morningside Friendship - New Year's Nutcracker - "You left me with something in my heart." "There are so many terrible things in the world to be upset and worry about. Then you watch something like this and you realize maybe there is still enough goodness in all of us to make the world better." "I cried and cried. You made me so happy and so sad. I haven't felt so much in years." "I'm not ready for today to be over." "I will look at my flower and wait for you to come back."

January 5, 2018 - Symphony Manor - New Year's Afternoon with Sugar Plum Fairy - "Mr. Balanchine was my teacher. It was so long ago. But today it didn't seem that long ago." "Thank you for bringing the music back inside us today. We really needed it." "This is the most amazing thing I've ever seen: a ballerina up close to me like this." "Multo bella!"

January 3, 2018 - Edenwald - New Year's Afternoon with Sugar Plum Fairy - "You gave us a very rare opportunity today: to make this experience all about us and to find ourselves in the music and the dancing." "I'm so glad I didn't miss this. I'll never forget it. I've never seen anything like it." "I came because I wanted to touch a real ballerina."

December 30, 2017 - Brooke Grove Nursing Center - New Year's Nutcracker - "You all floated across the floor and took me with you." "I came here for just a few minutes. It didn't take long before I decided to stay for the whole show. It was so beautiful." "I never use the word 'very', but you all were 'very, very good'." "I feel that I can get well now."

"You have blessed us."

December 29, 2017 - Easter Seals Windsor Mill - New Year's Nutcracker - "Thank God you came here today." "These tears in my eyes are because you all touched my heart." "You made us feel so much better." "Your beauty and kindness warm my very soul." "Most of us would never have seen anything like this today. You have blessed us."

December 28, 2017 - North Arundel Health and Rehab - New Year's Nutcracker - "Your shows give me something to look forward to." "Watching you makes my heart warm." "I don't usually come to any activities here, but this one I would never miss." "I am so glad that we could dance with you all afternoon." "It meant so much to me to be here."

December 27, 2017 - Gallagher Services - New Year's Nutcracker - "I had a good time today." "Thank you for the music." "I love my flowers." From a staff member: "You made it possible for all of us to learn a great deal today."

December 22, 2017 - Arbor Ridge Riderwood - Nutcracker - "What big hearts you all have!" "I felt a little silly moving my arms at first, but the music told me that I had to do it. It was so inspiring." "An exquisite evening!" "I'm 82 years old, and this was my first ballet. If you had told me before tonight that I would be looking forward to my next ballet, I would have told you that you were crazy! Now I can't wait." "This made my whole holiday season."

December 21, 2017 - Sanctuary Holy Cross - Nutcracker - "In all my years, this is the most beautiful thing I have ever seen! And I'm old!" "This was so much fun - it made me feel alive." "You all are truly angels."

December 19, 2017 - Brightview Perry Hall - Nutcracker - "I felt so renewed and energized, as if I could get up and dance with you." "I haven't felt anything like this is a long time. I had tears." "Thank you for making us feel like we matter so much." "God bless you for being here today." "I cannot tell you how much this meant to me. I never thought I liked ballet, but this totally changed my mind."

December 17, 2017 - Weinberg Village - Nutcracker - "I've seen more Nutcrackers than I care to admit. This one spoke to my heart as no other." "Today healed us all." "Your shows make us all so happy. I will look at my flower and I will be happy just like I am now."

December 16, 2017 - Brighton Gardens - Nutcracker - "This is the most wonderful thing that has happened to me in such a long time." "You embody the true meaning of Christmas: Love." "You make us feel so good where it matters - in our hearts." "Your programs are one of the highlights of living here."

December 10, 2017 - Annapolis Sunrise - Nutcracker - "Now I can die. With this beauty inside me, I am ready." "I will look forward to your next visit and look at my flowers everyday until then." "I could see the love you have for us." "You brought a miracle here today."

December 9, 2017 - Brightview Towson - Nutcracker - "This was a deeply spiritual experience for me." "I have not felt this inspired in many years." "You've left me with much to think about. I will reflect on this for days to come." "It was as if the words, the music, and the dancing spoke directly to my heart."

December 3, 2017 - Heartlands Ellicott City - Nutcracker - "DYNAMITE with TWO exclamation points!!" "This made me feel great comfort. It was so uplifting." "I was blown away." "I was grinning from ear to ear as I watched."

December 2, 2017 - Brightview Severna Park - Nutcracker - "I've been going through a hard time. This made me happy, and I'm so grateful to you." "Today brought back happy memories of my wife." "You brought the holiday spirit here to stay."

November 26, 2017 - Heartlands Severna Park - Thanksgiving Nutcracker - "You put us all in such a good mood. I feel so good." "I don't see how this could get any better." "You make us feel younger and alive." "It's hard to explain, but I feel like myself again." "You woke up my soul today."

November 25, 2017 - Forest Hill Heights - Thanksgiving Nutcracker - "I dreamed of this for weeks, and it was so much better than I had even hoped! I won't sleep tonight because I will be seeing all the colors and beauty and music and dancing." "Tonight will get me through the holidays."

November 22, 2017 - Frederick Villa - Thanksgiving Nutcracker - "What you do is so good for all of us - for the patients and staff alike. We need this. We need you." "You bring us courage and hope." "You have made this the happiest Thanksgiving of my life."

November 19, 2017 - Selborne - Thanksgiving Nutcracker - "You touched my heart today. I will never forget." "I enjoyed this Nutcracker more than the ones I used to see in NYC. It was warm and intimate, with the dancers so close and the music so beautiful. What a difference." "I have seen many Nutcrackers, but today I could understand and appreciate everything - and when I danced with my flower, I was truly dancing with all of you." "This was Heaven. In Heaven there will be music and dancing just like this."

November 18, 2017 - Brightview South River - Thanksgiving Nutcracker - "I will think of this tonight, tomorrow, next week, and forever - and it will always bring a smile to my heart." "What a Thanksgiving treat. We are thankful for you!" "You brought such happiness to all of us today." "I was right up there with you all - remembering, loving it, and living it again."

October 29, 2017 - Weinberg Village - Chapters Ballerina - "I watched my whole life today." "This touched me deeply." "This was about a ballerina, I know, but it was really about every single one of us." "My wife is gone now, but I felt her with me every minute." "This was remarkable because there was no candy-coating, it was all genuine, and it was so loving." "Everyone in this room was moved. Everyone was so in tune to the music, the narration, and the beautiful dancing."

October 24, 2017 - North Arundel Health and Rehab - Autumn Chapters - "I am so glad that I was alive to see this today." "As I watched, I was here in this room and I was also not here - reliving some wonderful memories right from my wheelchair." "You made me proud of all that I am and all that I can still do."

October 21, 2017 - Morningside Ellicott City - Ballerina in Chapters - "Remarkable." "Tonight I watched my life in front of me. I'm in a wheelchair now and I was feeling very sorry for myself. This helped me. I feel better. I am better." "Everyone should see Chapters. Then they will understand."

October 12, 2017 - Holly Hill Towson - Autumn Chapters - "This afternoon transformed who I am." "We have never had anything like this before. You helped me feel things I haven't felt in so many years." "This was so genuine, truly a gift from the heart." "I felt as if all the people I have loved in my life were right here with me - and they still are."

October 9, 2017 - Arbor Ridge Riderwood - Columbus Day Ballerina -
"You did a wonderful ministry for all of us today." "You took a dull, nothing day and made it one of the best." "What music you brought us today. You helped us find our own music." "You touched us all in this room - residents, staff, loved ones, friends. We are so glad we could be here."

July 6, 2017 - Morningside Friendship - Happy Birthday America Ballet - "Your performance reminded me that even on a rainy day, the sun is shining above the clouds." "...The music and the ballet made something happen inside me. I'm in tears just thinking about it." "This entire experience was truly beautiful." "This was my first performance here, and I am overwhelmed by the caliber and professionalism."

July 5, 2017 - Frederick Villa - Happy Birthday America Ballet - "God made sure that I was here today." "Watching you made me feel that yes, I can do my exercises and I need to be kinder to myself..." "What you did today made my life so much better."

July 2, 2017 - Sunrise Annapolis - Happy Birthday America Ballet - "This was such a touching experience - it was so much more than just a performance." "You put your whole hearts into every second of what you do, and you raise our spirits beyond words." "What a magnificent day - an afternoon very well spent."

June 23, 2017 - Brooke Grove Nursing Center - Summer Ballet - "Not many days are happy ones for us, but you made today a happy day." "Watching you all dance was like watching butterflies fluttering around - bringing us joy." "You made this day ten times more beautiful. You brightened our whole week." "We don't feel good about ourselves very often, but we felt good today." "We know that what you do takes so much work. But it is worth it because you make us so very, very happy."

June 22, 2017 - Arbor Ridge at Riderwood - Summer Ballet - "When your ballerina came out in that tutu, it was the most gorgeous thing I have ever seen." "You really moved us and made us so happy." "Did I like it? You had me with tears in my eyes and bouncing in my seat." "I felt that I was dancing with you all the entire time." "In all the years I have been here, I have never seen anything so beautiful."

June 20, 2017 - Sunrise Columbia - Almost Summer Ballet - "I am euphoric." "I'm never going to forget this because of how it made me feel." "You were wonderful. More than wonderful!" "You made us laugh, made us cry - and  helped us feel good again."

June 2, 2017 - Atholton Work Enclave - Let's Dance - "This was the most fun ever!" "This is indeed a magical partnership between our students and Ballet Mobile." "You bring your joy along with all your love and positive energy."

May 29, 2017 - Brightview Towson - Memorial Day Ballet - "I was dancing the entire time right here in my wheelchair." "Everything today - the music, the dancing, the narration - was an incredible testament of love." "You were amazing last time you were here, and you were amazing today. Bravo!" "What a treat. An afternoon of beauty and thought for our souls."

May 28, 2017 - Brightview South River - Memorial Day Ballet - "Thank you for telling my story today. I've been in a wheelchair most of my life. Watching Chapters made me feel that you really understand how I feel and who I am." "Chapters brought back so many emotions. I loved it." "This was the most beautiful thing I've ever seen." "I loved how we were able to understand and see everything so close up."

May 26, 2017 - Morningside Ellicott City - Memorial Day Ballet - "What an invigorating and inspiring evening." "This was better than anything I've ever seen on Broadway." "You don't know how much we all look forward to your shows. You bring joy every time you're here, and you leave it with us." "I wouldn't miss one of your programs for the world." "You made my summer!"

May 21, 2017 - Heartlands Severna Park - Armed Forces Day Ballet - "I hope you know how grateful we all are for how much of your lives you devote to this - and to us." "You made me feel so young again." During the ballet Chapters, I was right there on the dance floor. That was my life the ballerina was dancing. I loved it." "There was such variety of music and dances. It was all so moving and uplifting." "I have two vases of Ballet Mobile flowers. They help me every single day."

May 15, 2017 - Springwell Senior Living - Ballerina Afternoon - "Today really made me think. After today I no longer feel handicapped. I am whole despite my wheelchair. I am myself." "I loved every moment of today." "I was so sad when I came today. You recognized my sadness and let the light in." "I feel lighter and more hopeful."

April 24, 2017 - Sanctuary Holy Cross - Afternoon with Your Ballerina - "You changed my life today." "The new ballet Chapters was like I was watching my life." "You have made me so happy."

April 17, 2017 - Buckingham's Choice - Spring Ballet - "I will look at my flower and remember this wonderful afternoon." "You made us think. You helped us remember." "Thank you for sharing their passion today." "You all really raised us up today." "You gave us all part of your grace." "I never thought I would see anything this beautiful ever again."

April 13, 2017 - Easter Seals Windsor Mill - Spring Ballet - "You had a message for us today. I got the message. I love the message. I loved this." "You bring spirit with you. It's like being in church." "I loved Chapters. It really took me somewhere." "This meant so much to me."

April 11, 2017 - North Arundel Health and Rehab - Spring Ballet - "We all love Life here, but when you visit us, we love it even more." "You looked so good. I love you. It means so much to me when you come." "We were dancing and singing all afternoon!"

April 10, 2017 - Heartlands Ellicott City - Spring Ballet - "When you do something like this and do it so well, it makes us older people really feel something. It gives us hope." "When you dance, you open everyone's eyes." "I cannot tell you how impressive this was. To be able to watch it up close is such a gift."

April 9, 2017 - Morningside Ellicott City - Spring Ballet in Memory of Miss Sue - "I can only place my hand over my heart and say thank you." "You message is always important to us - that it isour spirits that matter and that you do not forget us." "I hope you know how much it meant to us to have you with us today."

March 27, 2017 - Brighton Gardens Reminiscence - Spring Ballerina - "We are so grateful for you." "Exquisite. Amazing. I can't come up with enough adjectives to describe this experience." "You danced just for me, and I loved every minute."

March 20, 2017 - Springwell Senior Living - First Day of Spring Ballet - "What you bring to us is more than dancing. It is a touch of culture, a touch of beauty." "Susan went into the music and became what all of us dream about from when we were six years old." "You helped me find the music in my heart." "This moved me beyond words. I close my eyes and see it all." "You bring life to us when you are here."

March 19, 2017 - Brightview Severna Park - Dancing into Spring Ballet - "Here I am -
a grown up old man - and this made me cry today. But what it really did was
make me realize how alive I am." "Today was perfect." "I needed this so much.
You will never know." "I am so thankful to have been here." "All of you are beautiful
dancers and beautiful people - real people."

March 12, 2017 - Brighton Gardens - Daylight Savings Time Ballet - "We are
blessed to have been here today." "You had us all dancing. I was dancing!"
"Thank you for showing us this kind of love today." "What's better than having
a ballet performance in our very own living room? Nothing!!" "You have given
me inspiration." "This was the most beautiful show I have ever seen in my life."

March 6, 2017 - Gallagher Services - Afternoon with a Ballerina - "What you
did today was so uplifting to all of us." "It's all about all of us working
together to make every moment matter. You made that happen this afternoon."
"I will always remember you."

February 12, 2017 - Weinberg Dancers at JCC Performa - "This was eye-opening."
"This ballet class means so much to my mother, and I can't believe all she is
able to do!" "I came here to be nice. I'm leaving here filled with awe at
what I experienced." "This was so far out of my mother's comfort zone,
and what she did up there today was so beautiful it made me cry."

January 20, 2017 - Atholton Work Enclave - Let's Dance - "It is so good to
be together again." "This was the most fun afternoon!" "Thank you for all you
do for our students. You show them that you really love them and that what
they do matters."

January 8, 2017 - Brightview Severna Park - New Year's Nutcracker
"The Prayer for Peace really touched my heart. We all needed that." "This experience touched me. Here I am - a "Big Man" crying." "You don't know the power you all have." "I will stay alive so that I can see you all again."

January 7, 2017 - Morningside House of Friendship - New Year's Nutcracker
"I haven't been well and I wasn't going to leave my room today. This morning God told me to come down to watch you. I'm so glad that I did. I feel so much better now." "I wouldn't have missed this for the world." "So inspiring!" "What you all do for us takes my breath away."

December 30, 2016 - Easter Seals - New Year's Nutcracker
"You're all expressions of God's soul on Earth." "I can see through your dancing the shining Love you have." "I would have cried if I had missed this." "You all are so loving. You all are beautiful spirits. God bless you."

December 29, 2016 - North Arundel Health and Rehab - New Year's Nutcracker - "I wanted this never to end. It was over too soon." "You made my awful headache disappear. I feel alive." I will remember this day for the rest of my life." "You brought Life to us today." "Please stay strong so you can come back and help us get strong again." "You sat with us, talked with us, spent the afternoon with us, and got us all dancing. What a gift."

December 27, 2016 - Frederick Villa - New Year's Nutcracker - "I've never seen anything like this in my whole life." "This made me feel like a princess." "You all look so happy. It makes us happy." "I remembered this from last year and I had to be here today." "I'm incredibly flattered to have been allowed to participate today."

December 23, 2016 - Brighton Gardens - Nutcracker
"You have made me so very, very happy." "I am changed." "This was the best performance I have ever seen in my life because it moved me so deeply." "The message you give us through your dancing is beautiful." "You are so magical that even our birds began to sing." "This touched me. You all touched me."  "You love what you do, and because of that you bring joy to everyone and make such a difference."

December 22, 2016 - Sanctuary Holy Cross - Nutcracker
"You remembered me. Thank you for making me feel that I matter." "I sit here crying because I feel your love all around me." ""I am so glad that my nurse brought me down and I didn't miss this." "You come because you love us. We can tell." "I feel so much better. I am inspired to keep doing my therapy and keep trying." "You healed us all."

December 18, 2016 - Sunrise Annapolis - Nutcracker - "This was exactly what I needed. It took me away from my troubles. I'm in such a better place now." "I feel like I just took a shot - a shot of life!" "Thank you for bringing the holiday spirit to us in our home." "I haven't seen anything that made me so happy since last year when you were here."

December 17, 2016 - Morningside Ellicott City - Nutcracker - "I am in Heaven now that you all were here." "You brought exquisite music, beautiful dancing, and great love to us. What a gift." "This gave me goosebumps!" "Your narration put us right into the story with all the dancers. I loved it. I feel just like Clara!"

December 11, 2016 - Weinberg Village - Nutcracker
"Mesmerizing!" "I used to watch my daughter dance and cry from the beauty of it. I felt the same way today. I haven't felt like that for a long time." "I don't know what came over me, but I felt I needed to dance. So I stood up and danced. I loved it." "Once again you brought real magic here."

December 10, 2016 - Buckingham's Choice - Nutcracker
"You made us feel young again." "I've seen so many Nutcrackers. This was different; you made the show about us. This is the first one that was really personal for me." "I feel truly awake." "I walked in ten minutes before the show and I haven't stopped smiling since." "You all are exquisite. I will never forget your faces or this performance." "I'm 91 years old and have never seen a ballet until just now. I can't wait to see more."

December 4, 2016 - Heartlands Ellicott City - Nutcracker
"Thank you for making this such a marvelous afternoon." "None of you needs costumes or make up. You are truly beautiful inside and out." "You all smile from the heart, and that makes our hearts so much lighter." "This took my breath away."

December 3, 2016 - Brooke Grove Nursing Center - Nutcracker
"It was like a wonderful dream. I loved it." "I generally don't like ballet, but I thought why not come anyway - and now I'm in love with ballet." "We all relaxed and feel so much better now." "You made our year by being here today."

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."


November 8, 2016 - Springwell - Election Day Ballet - "I have been counting the days until you came again." "This was the most beautiful thing I've ever seen." "I am your friend for life." "My father-in-law told me we had to come today because you were so wonderful. He was so right." "I kiss you. You take me back to Vienna, and I am young again."

October 28 - Atholton Work Enclave - Afternoon of Dancing - "I really had a good time today!" "This was FUN!" And from one of the teachers: "We are so lucky to have Ballet Mobile!" "I can't believe how much the students learned and danced today."

October 15 - Brighton Gardens - Autumn Ballet - "You just tickle the daylights out of me." "You see the smile on my face. It's there because of you." "You bring so much joy into our lives." "You all come here and there's no way we can be sad." "Delightful and invigorating." "You reminded me I can dance with one arm and have hope."

October 9 - Morningside House Friendship - Autumn Ballet - "It  doesn't get any nicer than just taking the elevator downstairs to see something like this ballet!" "I loved this so much I wanted to cry." "Eloquent. Elegant. Beautiful." "I just love you. I can't wait until Nutcracker." "What an afternoon! I've never seen anything like this before."

October 1 - Morningside Ellicott City - Autumn Ballet - "I love you with my whole heart. Look into my eyes and see my love." "Not only was it beautiful tonight. It was fun." "I cherish all my flowers. They are your love." "You can't believe the joy you bring to so many people." "What a great experience! I am renewed."


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."


May 30 - Symphony Manor - Memorial Day Ballet - "What an unexpected and delightful treat!" "You all never knew my mother when she was strong and young, but somehow you helped her remember who she is and how much I love her - right now, right in this moment." "I've never seen anything like this. I'm so excited and full of life." "I loved being so close and being able to see everything."

May 29 - Brightview Towson - Memorial Day Ballet - "My mother really loved this today. She said it brought back all kinds of good memories. It touched my heart." "I cry and cry when you're here. I remember and am so happy." "I sat down and then a real ballerina came in and danced directly in front of me. Right here. Imagine!" "This made my day."

May 27 - Atholton Work Enclave - Memorial Day Ballet - "What you do is beyond words." "I love it when you are here."

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!
"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."
Mrs. Susan Eidenberg, whose insights inspired Ballet Mobile's original Nutcracker 2018.
Ballet Mobile's award-winning sculpture pirouetted through Baltimore in the 2015 American Visionary Art Museum's Kinetic Sculpture Race, "Kitri" represented the essence of Ballet Mobile's mission: to share joy and hope through dance and music.