Brandywine Ballet Co

Rating: 4.7 stars   23 reviews

Issues: Arts & Culture

Location: 317 Westtown Rd Suite 5 West Chester PA 19382 USA

Mission: The Brandywine Ballet Company was founded in 1978 by Artistic Director Donna Muzio as a semi-professional dance ensemble serving Chester County, Pennsylvania and the surrounding areas.  Through the Brandywine Ballet pre-professional dancers were afforded the opportunity to perform in a professional setting and work with professional artists.  In 1999 with assistance from internationally recognized choreographer Eddy Toussaint, the Brandywine Ballet debuted Brandywine Ballet Theatre, a fully-professional arm of the Company.  Through Brandywine Ballet productions, audiences are able to enjoy classic and contemporary ballet performances including such favorites as Cinderella, Sleeping Beauty, Dracula and the holiday classic The Nutcracker.
Target demographics: broaden and entertain audiences
Direct beneficiaries per year: over 100 students and over 4000 patrons of live performing arts.
Geographic areas served: West Chester, Pa
Programs: full length ballets, student matinees, summer workshops and master classes
2010 Top-Rated Nonprofit
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Rating: 5 stars  

10 people found this review helpful

My daughter just recently transfered to Brandywine Ballet Co. to be trained by the talented staff they have there. Their dancer's are well trained and absolutly beautiful artists! Based on performances we had seen, we now travel an hour each way daily for her to train there. So far the experience has been wonderful, my daughter is in the company and has improved her dance technique by leaps and bounds already in the few short months she has been training with the gifted teachers at the Dance Center. I would (and do) highly recommend Brandywine Ballet to anyone with an interest in studying ballet seriously or for anyone looking to enjoy great local ballet entertainment as I believe this company offers the very best in ballet production in the entire chester co. area. Donna Muzio and her staff are not only talented but also very proffesional in everything they do.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

watching the huge improvement in my daughters ballet tecnique in such a short time training with this organization.

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About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-2-01

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Rating: 5 stars  

7 people found this review helpful

I am thankful The Brandywine Ballet is in my hometown of West Chester, PA. This organization has provided me with high quality training and performance opportunities I couldn't have received anywhere else in the area. I am an advocate of art education and Brandywine Ballet has exceeded my expectations. I will forever love the company and the wonderful people involved. As I take my career to new heights I will take everything I've learned along the way with me.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

the performances put on multiple times per season. They are always fresh, exciting experiences that have many hours of hard work and dedication put into them. The time, effort, and talent of everyone involved really shines on stage!

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If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

make every production even more spectacular and special. If the budget was increased the Fall series of Dracula could have flying dancers and numerous other stage features simply un-affordable at this time.

Ways to make it better...

the company had more money in it's budget to increase the stage theatrics, as well as the professional staff.

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About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-2-01

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Rating: 5 stars  

8 people found this review helpful

Written words will not do justice to the unique and awe-inspiring performances put on by the Brandywine Ballet Company. The professionalism and talent in their annual production of the Nutcracker (held at West Chester University) rivals that of more well-known companies such as the Pennsylvania Ballet. Not into 'the arts'? Expand your horizons while supporting your community! An outing to see the Brandywine Ballet Company perform - is one that will not disappoint. Bravo and Kudos to the BBC!

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

myself, my daughters and annual trips to see the Nutcracker.

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What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

the dignity and class the pervades every experience... from instruction to performance.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

friendly, helpful and knowledgeable.

Ways to make it better...

I could see them more often!

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

the economy. It's so sad... but people support the arts less in economic downturn - when in reality, a performance by the BBC can lift spirits like no other!

One thing I'd also say is that...

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-2-01

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