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Ballet Mobile brings ballet and joy to Marylanders.
We are so proud to bring and teach beautiful, healing ballet to people
who otherwise might not experience or enjoy it in this unique way.
Each Ballet Mobile visit is specially tailored and always participative.
WHAT OUR AUDIENCES SAY
 
"...I AM LEAVING FILLED WITH AWE..."
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."

"...WE SHARED MOMENTS OF INCREDIBLE BEAUTY..."
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."

"I AM YOUNG AGAIN..."


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."

"I'M NOT SO AFRAID ANYMORE..."

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."

"YOU HELPED MY MOTHER REMEMBER WHO SHE IS AND HOW MUCH I LOVE HER..."


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."


"...COME BACK SOON. BRING US BACK TO LIFE AGAIN..."
 

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."

"I WOULD NEVER HAVE MISSED THIS WITH MY MOM..."

 
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."
"...ONCE AGAIN YOU BROUGHT REAL MAGIC HERE..."
Ballet Mobile's Balletmobile Sculpture pirouetted through Baltimore in the annual American Visionary Art Museum's Kinetic Sculpture Race on June 14, 2015. Inspiring and happy, "Kitri" represented the essence of Ballet Mobile's mission: to share joy and hope through dance and music.