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