Atelier de Ballet Classique (ABC)

Ballet Mobile's Education Division


Howard County Center for the Arts, Studio 18
8510 High Ridge Road, Ellicott City, Maryland, 21043
410-382-1377  or  email at
info@balletmobile.org

 
For the Intermediate and Advanced Dancer
at the Arts Center
, at House Calls, and
at
On-site programs at Senior Residences
 
Classes begin Friday, September 8, 2017.
 

2017-18 School-Year Classes in  Ballet Mobile's Studio 18

September 8 - December 15, 2017 and January 8-June 15, 2018


MONDAYS - 5:30-7:00pm - Intensive Ballet Pointe

TUESDAYS - 6:00-7:30 - Technique and Pointe

FRIDAYS - 5:15-6:45 - Technique and Pointe

              6:45-7:15 - Strength Training

            7:15-7:45 - Jazz and Modern

SATURDAYS - 12:00-1:30 - Technique and Pointe


Class drop-ins welcome. Call 410-382-1377 for more information.


Our annual RECITAL is Saturday, June 16, 2018 at 6:00pm in the Black Box Theater.

Every Class - in the Studio or on the Road - an Artistic Journey
 

OUR ATELIER ENVIRONMENT AND WHAT IT MEANS

 

Atelier is a French word meaning an artist's workshop or studio, a place in which both the art and the artist are molded, shaped and nurtured. It best describes Ballet Mobile's environment because it represents the artistic journey of the dancer who is continuously growing and discovering. Just as Ballet Mobile transforms any room into an artistic experience, so too does ABC offer the multidimensional adventures of the artistry itself.


Parents and loved ones say it best: "Whenever I watch them dance, I try not to cry because what they do is so beautiful." "I cannot believe what these young people are able to do and how much they love it." "Every time I watch, I am revitalized." "All of you deserve standing ovations." "I think I learn as much as they do every time I watch." "What a golden opportunity for these dancers - and for all of us."

ABC TEACHERS

 

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 and dancer-oriented strength training. Over the past 7+ years, Miss Susan has made Ballet accessible to and loved by thousands throughout Maryland. Also a gifted artist, Susan's original 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 around the area. An energizing and inspiring teacher and coach, Miss Sarah shares her Jazz and Show Dancing specialties while helping dancers improve their stamina and ability to understand and execute complicated combinations incorporating various styles.


Rebecca Ross, Principal Soloist currently on sabbatical, is an extraordinary teacher of both Modern and Ballet. She holds a Master's degree in Teaching and teaches now for the Baltimore County Public School System. Miss Rebecca's dance pedigree includes Baltimore School for the Arts, Kirov Academy of Ballet, American Ballet Theater, and North Carolina Dance Theater.


 

SUPPORT FOR ATELIER

 

Ballet Mobile's Atelier de Ballet Classique is able to offer scholarships and superb ballet training at modest costs, thanks to the generous contributions of Ballet Mobile Angels who have directed their donations to ABC to honor the following people.

 

In Tribute

Mrs. Natasha Meyer

Mrs. Kira Ivanovsky

Mrs. Juanita Pimental

Mrs. Viktoria Smith

Mrs. Elva Stokes

Mrs. Virginia Lard