Over 1.8 million nonprofits and charities for donors, volunteers and funders

2019 Top-Rated Nonprofit

MusEffect

3,264 pageviews

Add to Favorites

Share this Nonprofit

Donate

Nonprofit Overview

Mission: MusEffect is a non-profit organization committed to fostering a constructive dialogue on social issues through performance art, while enriching and empowering audiences of all socioeconomic backgrounds. MusEffect explores topics relevant to today’s society with a purpose to ignite personal initiative and encourage healing. Click here to view our Press Kit http://bluetoad.com/publication?i=296792

Community Stories

143 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I could not begin to put into words the positive affect Muse Effect has had on my daughter. Not only in the dancing world but also by teaching her to be a beautiful person inside and out. Muse effect has taught her how to think about others and always open your heart to those who might need more help than you today. We have enjoyed participating in many of the wonderful projects Muse Effect does for others. Such a wonderful group of people, making a positive affect in this world. We need more of this in the world today!❤️❤️

Volunteer

Rating: 5

MuseEffect is an amazing non-profit organization that gives so many opportunities to so many people, not just dancers. I was so scared to go to LA for mini muse this past summer but the members of MusEffect made me feel like family. We also got to help out by doing some non-profit activities like making duffle bags filled with materials for foster children to make moving around all the time a bit easier. The MuseEffect team is truly inspiring.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

MusEffect has brought amazing inspiration to my dancers. They teach them to be their best and do it with compassion for others. I can’t thank this group of instructors enough for the example they set for our next generation of dancers. Thank you from the bottom of my heart for helping me to raise these dancers to be better people who will have a positive effect on humanity! Tina Bishop

Client Served

Rating: 5

My daughter and I were introduced to MusEffect through my daughter’s dance studio a few years ago. From the first class my daughter took with Jessica, we could tell she was an incredibly special person, and so are her amazingly talented team of dancers! We are fortunate to have a local summer intensive offered with the MusEffect crew, and every year, I can see the look of confidence and excitement radiating off my daughter’s face when she is finished with her classes. She is inspired to do better and be better because of the lessons not only in dance, but in being a positive, giving human being, that the MusEffect team instills in its students. We are truly blessed to know this group!

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I can’t say enough about this group of individuals. They are some of the most inspiring humans I’ve ever experienced. The love and respect for them cannot be described with words! Everything this company is about is true and dear. Especially at this time in life, we need more motivating,positive people in the world and that is what they are doing. Spreading the positive energy to one person at a time. Just being around them changes so much of your perspective on life!

1

Client Served

Rating: 5

I love this organization and what they stand for. My daughter first met Jessica a few years back taking master classes from her at our studio. Right away we fell in love with Jessica Starr and the energy she brings and how she connects her dancers with choreography and life. We are thankful for an organization like Museffect for providing a the opportunities to make a difference in the world with using the art of dance. We are excited to see what comes next for them.

1 Hayley M.1

Client Served

Rating: 5

MusEffect is a non-profit that truly changes the lives of every person it reaches. I have had the privilege of knowing the people involved in MusEffect for almost 5 years and I can honestly say that I would not be the dancer or person I am today without their impact. My experiences with MusEffect have challenged me to reach outside of my comfort zone, grow in my confidence and accomplish things that I never thought were possible. MusEffect's desire to create positive change inspires me to be a better person every day. Through this organization I have met the most loving and kind people that will forever be a part of my life.

2

Volunteer

Rating: 5

My first experience with MuseEffect was beyond my expectation, every single person on the company is so loving and caring and so easy to get along with. I am so happy to be apart of such a wonderful organization.

1

Client Served

Rating: 5

MusEffect has provided me and many other people so many opportunities! Jessica Starr and her company is so amazing! Working with them has taught me so much from dancing to helping others. I’ve gotten the chance to help them on community service work: making foster care packages at Mini Muse Experience 2019. They have inspired me to help out others and always spread positivity! I love every chance I get to learn, work, and dance with MusEffect.

1 KerenC

Donor

Rating: 5

I have had the privilege of being associated with MusEffect since its inception. My daughter, Sadie, is one of the principle dancers in this amazing and consciousness raising dance company and was the youngest member when the company was founded. I have watched the company members, under Jessica Starr's impeccable mentorship, grow as artists and as human beings. I have also watched numerous school-based performances and Jessica's inspiring interaction with the kids the troupe has performed for. I have been witness to the countless charity events that MusEffect has contributed their time and talent to over the last seven years. I have seen my own daughter continue to develop into a person who values community, giving back to the community, and inspiring her own and all other generations to take action or even just to thing just a little bit deeper and longer about the pivotal moments in a human life and in our world today. I am always moved by this dedicated, perseverant and talented group of people!

2 Lillian B.2

Client Served

Rating: 5

MusEffect is a nonprofit dance company. This organization changed my life in so many ways. My 1st experience was one I will never forget. I met some of my best friends, and I couldn’t be more happy to be apart of the MuseFam!!!

2

Client Served

Rating: 5

Museffect is a nonprofit that provides so many amazing opportunities for dancers all around the world who want to become not only better dancers but also better people and leaders. I’m so grateful that I’ve been able to attend the Mini Muse Experience along with other workshops with Museffect. I’m forever grateful for the growth they have helped me gain.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

We loved sharing a day of stories with this amazing organization. We were so humbled by both the artistry and the caring hearts of every person we were fortunate to meet. Mia had a great time and sees this as one of the best experiences she has ever had. Thank you for existing and a huge thank you to Jessica!

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Jessica Starr and her MusEffect company are one of a kind. I had the privilege of meeting Jessica and Nik Gravelle the week before my studio's dance season started. Jessica and Nik flew out to Maryland to hand deliver build-a-bear animals to one of our dancer's who is not only battling cancer herself but started her own organization to help other children also battling the disease. Backstory-Ariella and Jessica had connected a few months prior when Ariella had the opportunity to be a part of MusEffect's PSA video showcasing dancers against cancer. From there, Jessica and her company made and donated about 40 bears for Ariella to be able to give away to comfort other children also battling cancer.

During Jessica's journey here supporting Ariella, I had the privilege of introducing her to our studio as well. She taught 2 jazz masterclasses and new everyone's name within the first 30 minutes. The way she engaged every student in the room and allowed them to be equally creative and conscious in class was inspiring. Beyond that, Jessica also choreographed and set a beautiful lyrical piece that was tailored perfectly to the group's strength and skills. Though it was her first time working with our studio's kids, the piece left me emotional, the parents proud, and the dancers grateful after just a short 2 day process.

Beyond that, with the help of Jessica and Nik, we were able to throw our beauty, Ariella, a surprise celebration in the mix. Ariella had her own private lesson with Jessica while dancers and families of our studio and the community gathered in another room. Once Ariella was done with her class, she walked into a room filled with love and support as we showcased the bears, watched Ariella dance, and enjoyed cake.

Jessica and Nik, it was truly an honor to meet you both and welcome you to a dance home in Maryland. I hope you will join us again to continue to work with our studio and Ariella in addition to letting your kindness, positivity, and passion inspire us further.

Client Served

Rating: 5

The MuseEffect fosters an environment of tremendous growth beyond the realm of the dance floor. It was my sons’s first experience with Jessica Starr this past summer of 2018. As a dancer, he definitely elevated his skill set as he learned from a super talented team that Jessica had assembled. But after one week of delving into some of the the realities of the professionalism required in the life of a dancer, Isaiah’s vision and goals for dance took a quantum leap forward. Jessica undoubtedly hits the mark in her endeavor to prepare each one of her participating dancers artistically, physically, mentally, communally, and soulfully. Bravo Museffect and Thank You.

Michelle Shahin W.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Such an amazing organization. Could not say enough about the great dance training Jessica Starr and MusEffect provide our daughter. Jessica not only trains dancers....she takes growth to a whole different level. Allowing our kids to have the opportunity to learn how special it is to help others as well as promoting postitivity and kindness are what really makes Jessica Starr and MusEffect A++++++++.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Jessica Starr is an amazing human being with a heart for helping others. We have been blessed to have Jessica work with our daughter as a teacher, choreographer, and supporter. Jessica is there for our family and that means a ton! The entire MusEffect team is awesome!

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

We first met Jessica Starr back in 2012! What an amazing person inside and out! She choreographed a couple solos for my daughter, Maddy. She has been a great mentor and cheerleader to Maddy. Words just don’t do her justice. She’s such a special person to us. We absolutely love the message that Muse sends to all people. We love Jessica and the rest of the muse family!

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

My daughter and I were introduced to The MUSE and the entire MUSE family 2 years ago. I was so touched and incredibly moved how these artist dance to teach and advocate for so many who don’t have a voice or for those who need a little bit louder voice. Dance is so much more than Dance when it comes to The MUSE, it’s 100% heart and passion for helping to raise awareness to many social issues:)

Client Served

Rating: 5

I had the opportunity to be apart of the mini muse 2018 program. Being able to train with the Muse members this summer was incredible. Having Jessica as a mentor is the best thing anyone can ask for. MusEffect has been one of the best things that has happened in my life. I love my Muse family and I am so thankful for them.