Our students' success is our success. When each dancer uses the workshop-like artistic environment to stimulate and accelerate learning and progress, we have achieved our goal. We help each dancer realize that ballet is so much more than just the technique and steps. The artistic whole is truly greater than the sum of all its parts.
Renée Meyer is Ballet Mobile's Founding and Artistic Director. Her classes reflect Ballet Mobile's mission and ethos: to make Ballet accessible and healing for everyone. Her teachers were Roman Jasinski and Moscelyne Larkin from the Ballets Russes and Robert Joffrey and his faculty in New York City. A native of Tulsa, Oklahoma, she was a soloist with Tulsa Ballet Theatre, studying and performing throughout the Southwest, and at Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival, where she learned directly from Papa Ted Shawn, Barton Mumaw, Margaret Craske, and Norman Walker. With degrees from Williams College and the George Washington University, Miss Renée specializes in accelerated learning techniques and teaching adults.
Susan Moore, Principal Soloist and Ballet Mobile's Principal Artist since its founding, mentors all the Ballet Mobile dancers and specializes in teaching pointe. Over the past 6+ years, she has made Ballet accessible to thousands throughout Maryland. A magnificent dancer who performs many of Ballet Mobile's signature pieces, Miss
Susan is also a gifted artist. Her drawing inspired the 2015 Ballet
Mobile Kinetic Sculpture that won an award from the American
Visionary Art Museum.
Angela Walker is Ballet Mobile's guest choreographer and master teacher, regularly commuting from Kansas City to share her brilliant dances and instruction. Miss Angela began her ballet study in her mother's studio in Kansas City, later becoming a soloist with the Kansas City Ballet. After studying at the Harkness School in New York City, she danced, taught, and choreographed in Germany and the U.S. while serving in the military.
Sarah Whiteford, Principal Soloist, a graduate of Rider University's Musical Theater Program, performs and teaches in New York City. In addition to dancing beautifully, she sings like an angel. Her specialties are jazz and show dancing, and she gives special stamina-building strengthening classes.
Rebecca Ross, Principal Soloist currently on Sabbatical, is an extraordinary and inspiring teacher of both Modern and Ballet. She holds a Master's degree in Teaching. A Baltimore School for the Arts graduate, Miss Rebecca was on fellowship at the Kirov Academy of Ballet and spent summers on scholarship at American Ballet Theater and North Carolina Dance Theater intensives. Deirdre Kleinow, Principal Soloist since the founding of Ballet Mobile, is a professional Howard County school teacher with a Master's degree in Education. A beautiful dancer, Miss Deirdre is known among Ballet Mobile audiences for her "thousand-watt, million-dollar smile". Miss Deirdre's ballet classes focus on perfecting the basics while systematically expanding the complexity of the combinations.
Jenni-an Redil was one of the very first Ballet Mobile dancers, and she danced with Ballet Mobile whenever she could throughout her Baltimore School for the Arts years. Now an undergraduate nursing student at Adelphi University, she teaches wonderful classes whenever she is on break.