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Brandywine Ballet Co

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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Arts & Culture, Arts, Culture & Humanities, Ballet, Dance

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

Community Stories

3 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters


Client Served

Rating: 5

I had the oppourtunity to attend 2 performances last season: Dracula and The Nutcracker. Ordering the tickets online was a breeze. Dracula was amazing. The dancers were flawless. Both performances exceeded my expectations. I wanted to expose my young 4 yr.old niece and 8 and 9 yr.old nephews to the ballet and had a wonderful experience when we saw The Nutcracker. The performance captivated the attention of the adults as well as the children the entire time. They loved it and want to go back for more! Keep up the good work!


Client Served

Rating: 5

I had friends and family come from Philadelphia to see Dracula and they were amazed at the quality of the dancers and the production in general.


Client Served

Rating: 5

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.