About the School


Ballet Theatre of Maryland Conservatory of Classical and Contemporary Dance, founded in 1978, is the only school in Maryland that offers a fully comprehensive ballet training program for the beginner student up to the professional dancer. 

A focus on the healthy body aesthetic-healthy body types and healthy mentoring is a hallmark of Ballet Theatre of Maryland’s company and conservatory. In our goals to train fine professional dancers and share this vital art form with our community, great responsibility accompanies this prominence. In accomplishing these aims, it is central to the mission and vision of the school to expect of each student, whether or not a professional dance career is planned, the very best effort of which he or she is capable. We provide professional faculty and the best possible instruction to serve the dance needs of all students in return and give the care and attention the student deserves, always believing in each as an individual, growing young artist. The faculty and staff of BTM are dedicated to this purpose and provide additional resources to help meet our students’ needs.  

Like other qualified professional company schools, BTM offers a complete curriculum for a future career as a professional dancer as well as for the health and knowledge of the recreational dancer. It is designed to provide anatomically sound training while providing an increasing variety of special classes and performance opportunities that make greater demands on the student with each level of study mastered.