Mid-Atlantic Ballet had the privilege of hosting the students and parents of the George Wilson Community Center Dance Programs and Wilmington Urban Promise at our Holiday Nutcracker Performances at Mitchell Hall!
Mid-Atlantic Ballet frequently performs at community events such as Newark's Community Day. Free performances are also held in public libraries, community centers, and schools. If you are interested in scheduling an outreach appearance for your organization or event, please contact MAB.
Mid-Atlantic Ballet is thrilled to continue the tradition of bringing dance to Nemours Children's Hospital. Click these videos for a peek of the performances.
Almost 600 Girl Scouts from the Newark area have already earned their Dance Badge through our special program that combines tickets to our December performance at UD's Mitchell Hall with a free Dance Badge Workshop at the MAB studio in January.
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We understand that young children just want to get up and move! Our popular preschool outreach program meets this need while providing youngsters with an introduction to the art of ballet. Following a brief introductory performance by MAB Company members, Artistic Director Patrick Korstange models basic positions, lets the kids examine pointe shoes and costume pieces, and leads the group in creative movement games. We come to you, and best of all, it's free! To schedule a program for your school, contact MAB.
In conjunction with our performance at Nemours Hospital for Children on March 12, Mid-Atlantic Ballet had a toy drive for new toys and stuffed animals to give to the Child Life Department that supports the patients and families that are there. This toy drive was to celebrate and honor the birthday and life of Lucy Marlett, who suffered from mitochondrial disease and spent a large part of her life at Nemours. Lucy has since passed away, but her story continues to make an impact.
In 2002, Mid-Atlantic Ballet (MAB) partnered with the City of Newark and artist Bruce Garrity to create a 200-foot mural on the outside wall of the building where MAB was located at the time.
In 2010, the building was torn down and rebuilt from the ground up. An anonymous donor came forward to preserve the mural in the form of photographs on canvas. This art installation can be viewed in the lobby of Mid-Atlantic Ballet during regular business hours.