Atelier de Ballet Classique (ABC)

Ballet Mobile's Education Division

Drop-Ins always welcome! Take a class and feel better!


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

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

2016-2017 SCHOOL-YEAR CLASSES:
SEPTEMBER 9, 2016-JUNE 16, 2017

Spring Recital: Saturday, June 17, 2017 at 6:00pm at the Arts Center


Mondays in Studio 18

5:30-7:00 Advanced Intermediate Pointe Technique and Variations

 

Tuesdays in HCCA Dance Studio

6:00-7:30 Modern Warm Up and Intermediate/Advanced Technique and Pointe

 

Fridays in Studio 18 and HCCA Dance Studio

5:15-6:45 Intermediate/Advanced Pointe and Technique

6:45-7:45 Modern

 

Saturdays in HCCA Dance Studio

12:15-1:45 Intermediate/Advanced Technique and Pointe



2017 Summer

June 19-29 - Mondays and Thursdays

6:00-7:30 Class

 

July 10-July 25 - Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays

6:00-7:30 Class

 

August 3-18 INTENSIVE - Every Day Except Wednesday

1:00-4:00 Class and Study


Most classes are followed by rehearsals. Call 410-382-1377 for more information.

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. 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.


 

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