Ballet Theatre of Maryland Conservatory of 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. Offering classes in an array of styles including, ballet, tap, jazz, modern, adult ballet, creative movement, and adaptive dance for ages 3-adult, BTM’s Conservatory of Dance’s goal is to provide the best training to anyone who desires to dance. 

A focus on the healthy body and mind aesthetic is a hallmark of Ballet Theatre of Maryland’s company and conservatory. In our goal 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 the student 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.  

The BTM Instructors enjoy being able to share their love of dance with the next generation of dancers and dance lovers. Watching the students grow and guiding them toward realizing their full potential is a joy and privilege!

Students of the Conservatory are also offered the opportunity to perform in our Annual Conservatory Showcase at the end of each school year and to perform with the Ballet Theatre of Maryland professional company in productions such as The Nutcracker.








Dance: A Language More Powerful Than Words

Upcoming Classes

Ballet Theatre of Maryland

Nicole Kelsch, Artistic Director

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