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The Ballet Theatre of Maryland (BTM) is the state’s premier professional ballet company, and they celebrate great classical dance, new and talented dancers, their rising stars, and numerous new classical and contemporary choreographic works. February 2017 continues their 38th season with a performance of the Hans Christian Anderson classic The Little Mermaid in Annapolis.

History

Founded in November 1978, BTM was first known as The Ballet Theatre of Annapolis. It is a private non-profit corporation overseen by a t12-person Board of Trustees with an established residency at the Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts in Annapolis. Edward Stewart became its first Artistic Director in 1980, leading the company to professional status, and until his death in 2002. To fulfill its new mission of serving the State of Maryland, the company was renamed Ballet Theatre of Maryland in 2000. At the beginning of the 2003-2004 season, Dianna Cuatto became its Artistic Director and has subsequently won many awards for her choreography.

Mission

The mission of BTM is to provide Maryland a professional ballet company and training academy. According to the organization, this will be accomplished 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 under-served;

Preserving the tradition of the classical form, while promoting the continual evolution of dance as an art.”

Details of The Little Mermaid Performance

Based on the classic 1837 fairy-tale by Hans Christian Anderson, The Little Mermaid revolves around the story of a mischievous young mermaid who willingly gives up her freedom of life in the sea in order to become human, gain an immortal soul, and win the love of a handsome young Prince.

Dates & Times:

Friday, February 24 at 7:30 p.m.

Saturday, February 25 at 7:00 p.m.

Sunday, February 26 at 2:00 p.m.

Location: Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts, 801 Chase Street, Annapolis, MD 21401

For more information and tickets: THE LITTLE MERMAID

An Inn Near The Little Mermaid

The Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts is less than one and a half miles away from Gibson’s Lodgings, a historic inn located in downtown Annapolis. Call us to reserve your room at our toll free number 877-330-0057. We’ll be very happy to serve you and your family throughout the year.

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