Company Profile: Ballet Theatre of Maryland

Originally named The Ballet Theatre of Annapolis, BTM was founded in November 1978 as a private non-profit corporation. Ballet Theatre of Maryland (BTM) is Maryland’s premier professional ballet company. BTM ballet features classic American dance ideals – freedom, energy, athleticism, emotion – and portrays values and themes from American and Maryland literature and culture. We employ 12 professional dancers on full-time 30-week contracts, provide scholarships for 15 to18 apprentice dancers each season, and maintain a professional faculty of thirteen teachers in BTM’s School of Classical and Contemporary Dance. Our school of Classical and Contemporary Dance 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 school.

Ballet Theatre of Maryland will offer many internship positions for Summer of 2010 and Fall 2010. Please contact the BTM office for more specific information