Meagan Stukel (better known to her BTM Family as Meagan Helman), former Ballet Mistress and Principal Dancer, danced with Ballet Theatre of Maryland for 11 years. It would be impossible to overstate the contribution to she brought to the company during her tenure. As a dancer she brought richness and artistry to so many memorable performances and as Ballet Mistress she served whole-heartedly, pouring so much of herself into the company. She retired from the stage in 2014 and in the Spring of 2015 she married her husband Mike. The two of them now live in Flordia, where Meagan has been pursuing her Masters Degree as well as working on Faculty at the Tallahassee Ballet. During Meagan's tenure with BTM, in addition to dancing she would also stage her own choreography. This year for our final performance of the Season: "Innovations 2017" she is returning to the company to create a new choreography. In between the rehearsals for setting her piece, she was able to answer some of our questions.
Ballet Theatre of Maryland’s Excalibur: The Sword in the Stone traces the legend of King Arthur, from his early separation from Morgan, his half-sister and future priestess, to his rise as King of Camelot and his formation of the Knights of the Roundtable, to his ultimate death. Meet some of the main players in this rich tapestry of wizardry, sword fights, the power of good versus the power of evil, romance, and betrayal.
Ballet Theatre of Maryland's Nicole Kelsch on Transforming from Teenage Mermaid to Medieval Warrior
by Elizabeth Fittro
We are honored to welcome Mr. Steve Pimpo as the Ballet Theatre of Maryland's New Board Chairman for the 2016-2017 season.
As a long-time patron and supporter of the Ballet Theatre of Maryland, Steve comes to the position with energy and enthusiasm and a vision that welcomes all new patrons to become part of the Ballet Theatre of Maryland family.
by Roman Mykyta
BTM dancers bring an emotionally charged Excalibur character to life. Guest Blog by Joan Taylor.
Close to noon on a cold and damp March 24th 2015, Ballet Theatre of Maryland dancers danced outside on Lawyers' Mall, near the State Capitol to draw attention to National Arts Advocacy Day. The following "Ten Reasons to Support the Arts" from Americans for the Arts sums up why the arts and arts funding are essential to our nation, our state, and our communities.
Carmen is a dazzling beauty, whose fiery passion, free spirit and love of life captivates the hearts of nearly everyone she meets, especially the men.
Based on the true stories, the lives, the culture of three courageous Hispanic women who first brought civilization to Fort Pueblo in the Arkansas River Valley – now Pueblo, Colorado - in 1846 when the United States declared war on Mexico.
BTM Artistic Director Dianna Cuatto writes about Prokofiev's music, her new choreography, and her role as Cinderella's evil stepmother.