Meet Ballet Mobile
Maryland's Bookmobile of Dance
"IF I CAN STOP ONE HEART FROM BREAKING..."

 

Ballet Mobile is a charitable performing arts organization, always on the road making house calls. Its mission is best reflected through Emily Dickinson's poem:

 

If I can stop one heart from breaking, I shall not live in vain;

If I can ease one life the aching, Or cool one pain,

Or help one fainting robin Unto his nest again,

I shall not live in vain.


Everyone in Ballet Mobile is a volunteer, hoping to "ease one life the aching" through music, movement, and inspiration. Ballet Mobile is modeled on the Bookmobile, making Beautiful Ballet-to-Go a reality.

 Renée Meyer

Renée is the Founding and Artistic Director of Ballet Mobile. She creates, narrates, and directs all Ballet Mobile house calls.

Susan Moore
Principal Artist Susan is a professional ballet dancer, often dancing one-woman-shows.
 Robert Stokes

Lead Roadie

Lead Roadie Robert is an attorney, historian, and author.
Rebecca Gould

Soloist Rebecca Gould is a professional middle school English-as-a-Second-Language teacher.
Deirdre Kleinow
Deirdre is a professional second-grade school teacher.
Sarah Whiteford
Sarah is a professional singer, dancer, and musical theater artist and teacher.
Lily Coombs
A Howard County sophomore, Lily is an honor student.
Maddie Salkeld
An honor student, Maddie is a high school junior.
Caslin Sisk
Caslin is a high-school senior with the highest honors. She hopes to become a child therapist.
Robert "Drosselmeyer" Glaze
Visiting Guest Artists
Jayla Allums, Gabrielle Corrigan, Jasmine Glaze, Abby Kallmyer, Brooke Powell, Alison Wall and Visiting Choreographer
Angela Walker

For ten years Ballet Mobile has taken really good ballet out of a dark theater and shared it with people who otherwise might not be able to experience it.

Ballet Mobile's "M&Ms" stand for Music, Movement, and guided Meditation. M&Ms are integrated into interactive, healing programs designed to improve the well-being of everyone experiencing them.

The handmade silk flowers gifted to all audience members helps remind them of the experience long after the program ends. They dance with them during the performances.

Hearts touch hearts to create unique, lasting experiences that raise spirits and improve physical and mental well-being.

Evidence-based research about the positive effects of dance and music underpins Ballet Mobile's house calls. Everyone has the chance to move, retrieve cherished memories, regain inspiration, watch wonderful artistry, and dance with their hearts if not their bodies.

The magic lasts long after Ballet Mobile leaves. That little bouquet reminds them not only of their Ballet Mobile experience, but of their own unique strength and character.

Ballet Mobile is all about them, not us.


Ballet Mobile is in its sixth year of teaching seniors at Weinberg Village in Owings Mills, MD. The program has proved over time that ballet improves seniors' memory, mood, balance, coordination, concentration, agility, and patience.