Where the dance world focuses on the physical appearance of a dancer, Brandywine Ballet emphasizes healthy eating habits and body image confidence. Dancers are taught the basic needs of the body and how to meet the demanding physical needs of the ballet world. Teachers accept all dancers and praise them for hard work, not beacuse they're skinny. Throughout the week there are several classes that offer versatility for every dancer. It is up to the dancers to push themselves to excell in those different styles. Overall, Brandywine Ballet has created an admirable program that helps train young dancers and prepare them for whatever the future may hold.
People don't exactly know what to expect of Regional Ballet or even know what it means. Brandywine Ballet Company is at the very top of it's game, and has been for some time now. First rate choreography, stirring musical selection, strong, beautiful and dedicated dancers throughout - supported by superb training. It's truly the real deal, but you might not believe it until you witness some of the several annual performances. Dancers and choreographers from around the country come to West Chester to work with BBC because they know the reputation and quality of work. But do yourself and your family a favor and see one of the performances this season - you will know it's special as the curtain opens.
My company, exposed organics, was given the pleasure of providing makeup services for the Brandywine Ballet Company's productions of Dracula and The Nutcracker in 2009. We were very impressed by the talent, sacrifice and dedication of the dancers and staff. The productions were breathtaking from start to finish, and the choreography was stunning.