BTM Educational and
Community Programs
Mini Performances

During the 2021-2022 academic year, the Ballet Theatre of Maryland will offer shortened performances of three of the company’s season productions.  “Minis” are performances especially staged for school groups and senior centers held at Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts, 801 Chase Street, Annapolis.  There is ample free parking for buses and access for persons with disabilities. Students will be engaged with a full-fledged story ballet as narration, sets, costumes, props, professional dancers, ballet, musical theatre, and music, mesh to transform historic, classic, and fabled tales into powerful artistic experiences. Each performance is approximately one hour long and is preceded by a brief introduction to help the students enjoy and appreciate the ballet to follow. The goal is to introduce ballet to children using the powerful language of dance as a means of understanding literature, history, and culture.  

Les Sylphides
Mini Show

This classic ballet with music by Chopin follows the “poet” as he dances with ghostly sylphs through the romantic atmosphere of a moonlit park. Described as a “romantic reverie,” this one-act ballet celebrates the beauty of romantic ballet with a setting evocative of the Halloween season.

The Nutcracker
Mini Show

Allow yourself to be magically swept away by the tale of the young heroine Clara and her adventures to rescue her beloved Nutcracker from the Rat Queen’s evil spell. Travel with Clara through the whirling Kingdoms of Snow and Sweets to the place where the possibility of dreams, the magic of Christmas, and the wonder of the child merge to reveal her destiny through the powerful language of dance and theater.

Don Quixote
Mini Show

A family-friendly ballet full of bravery, fantasy, and love, this revered ballet classic centers on Don Quixote, an aging and eccentric nobleman, who imagines himself to be a valiant knight. With his trusted sidekick Sancho Panza in tow, Quixote embarks on a humorous and fateful journey, ready to breathe life into a world where windmills become monsters and adventure awaits beyond the horizon.

Ballet Theatre of Maryland is an Arts for Learning Artist. We offer workshops, residencies, assemblies, professional development, and social programs. For more information about these educational programs and for booking information, please visit

Ballet Theatre of Maryland - Young Audiences (artsforlearningmd.org)

Touring Information

Touring Availability: September through April

For more information regarding booking Ballet Theatre of Maryland for a performance at your theater, senior center, library or other nonprofit organization, please email btmmgr@balletmaryland.org

Funding support for Maryland Presenters

Ballet Theatre of Maryland is a member of the Maryland State Arts Council Touring Roster. Maryland nonprofit organizations that meet eligibility requirements may apply for funding to help defray the costs of presenting Ballet Theatre of Maryland at venues in Maryland through The Maryland Presenting and Touring Program. Grant information and application available at Maryland Touring Grant | MSAC 

Ballet Theatre of Maryland will provide all the information on the application related to our organization upon request.