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Ballet Spreads Holiday Cheer to Those in Need

Dec 06, 2011 06:53PM ● By Anonymous

Ballet Theatre of Maryland (BTM), the state’s premier professional ballet company, will be inviting the Casey Cares Foundation to a special dress rehearsal/performance of the holiday classic, The Nutcracker, on Wednesday, December 8 at Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts. This will be the fourth year BTM has provided this outreach performance to the Casey Cares Foundation, which provides ongoing, uplifting programs with a special touch to critically ill children and their families.

This performance is one of the many outreaches BTM provides to the community. BTM also performs many educational outreaches, including mini-shows at the theatre for area schools, in-school workshops and residencies through Young Audiences of Maryland, and performances for various community groups such as the Bowie Senior Center and the Anne Arundel Community Association.

BTM will be holding public performances of The Nutcracker on December 10th & 11th and 17th & 18th. Tickets can be purchased through Maryland Hall’s box office: 410.280.5640 or More info on Ballet Theatre of Maryland can be found online at

About Ballet Theatre of Maryland
Ballet Theatre of Maryland’s mission is to provide Maryland with a fully professional ballet company and training academy that meets the aesthetic and recreational needs of Maryland through expressive movement by:

Performing known and original classical and contemporary works of artistic integrity; Creating new eclectic works that express both American and Maryland culture; Educating the community by providing a complete training program as well as other services that make the ballet more accessible to the underserved; Preserving the tradition of the classical form, while promoting the continual evolution of dance as an art.


Adrienne Westlake