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Ballet Embody is Maryland’s premiere contemporary ballet company located in Carroll County. Co-founded in 2019 by Emily Runkle and Melissa Lineburg, Ballet Embody produces original classical and contemporary works.

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Ballet Embody, Carroll County's professional ballet company, is home to their original take on a holiday classic, The Maryland Nutcracker!

Enjoy this holiday tradition, Maryland-style.

​That's right, a sprinkle of Wintry Mix and a dash of Old Bay will be featured among many other Maryland landmarks and past times.


Upcoming Events


2024 Spring Master Class Series

Sundays, 10:00am-11:30am

Synergy Space



Audition for Ballet Embody

6/9 - Professional Company

7/13 - Student Company

7/13 - Supporting Cast (Ages 8-18)

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Sykesville Art + Wine Festival

Saturday, May 4 at 2:00pm

Sykesville, MD

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Summer Intensive 2024

July 8-12, 2024

Synergy Space

Westminster, MD


An Evening of Edgar Allan Poe

May 18 & 19, 2024

Carroll Community College Theater

Westminster, MD

We are actively planning what's next for our company. Sign up for our emails and be the first to know!

Have a performance opportunity for which Ballet Embody would be perfect? Let us know! We thrive on partnering with local organizations.

Donate to Ballet Embody

Ballet Embody needs your financial support to ensure professional-quality performances. We are proud to be fiscally sponsored by Fractured Atlas and, with their help, are able to accept online donations.

Want to but unsure how to support the company?

Make a tax-deductible donation today or check out our merchandise options!

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