Founded in 1978, Ballet Theatre of Maryland is Maryland’s premier professional ballet company providing 30 – 36-week contracts for 14-16 full-time paid professionals, supplemented with 21 Demo-soloists and Apprentices, plus 10 trainees who come to train with the professional company from all over the United States. Housed at Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts, the professional company offers a four-season series of performances in its home theatre and tours throughout the state performing approximately 40-60 performances annually for approximately 25,000 people.
Since 2003, the professional company has presented an average of 6 to 9 world premieres per season, all to critical acclaim in the Baltimore Sun and The Capital Gazette. The repertoire includes Excalibur, An American Southwest Carmen, Coppelia, Collage, The Firebird, Romeo & Juliet, Legend of Sleepy Hollow, Chichester Psalms, Tango Dramatico, The Little Mermaid, Swan Lake, Beauty and the Beast, Primal Dreams, to name a few. The company performs choreography by Artistic Director Emeritus Dianna Cuatto, Founding Artistic Director Edward Stewart, Colin Connor, Anthony Tudor, Alvin Ailey’s Keith Lee, Steven Greenston, as well as works by upcoming choreographers.
Ballet Theatre of Maryland hosts a six-week Summer Intensive and Choreographic Institute and houses a school of dance with approximately 300 students...The faculty consists of top professionals from the field of dance and has a comprehensive training program including classical ballet, modern dance, LA/NY Modern Jazz, partnering, pointe, pre-pointe, demi-pointe, anatomy, Pilates, men’s class and recreational classes. Ballet Theatre of Maryland also serves the community through a number of Arts Integration residencies, workshops, mini-performances, master classes, and behind the scenes activities that engage others in the creative process.
Ballet Theatre or Maryland blends mainstream American Culture with classical and contemporary dance forms to create works that uplift, transform, entertain and inspire.