For more than 40 years, Ms. Muzio has served as Director of The Dance Center. Her unequaled dedication to her school, students, and instructors as well as her unique, thorough teaching style has developed our reputation as one of the top pre-professional training institutions in the Tri-State area. While consistently working to develop and improve the Vaganova curriculum, Ms. Muzio continues to teach classes, mentor students, and implement structured, classical schedules for her school and company to follow. As a result of this hands-on approach, the Dance Center continues to be one of the most current, successful dance schools, attracting talented, serious students who are seeking a classical ballet base and challenging performing experiences.
In 1978, Ms. Muzio founded the Brandywine Ballet, a nonprofit ballet company that uses The Dance Center as its official school. Then in 2000, Ms. Muzio partnered with West Chester University and Eddy Toussaint to found the Brandywine Ballet Certificate in Dance Program. Both of these nonprofit programs have proven to be successful creative outlets for both serious dance students and professionally recognized choreographers.
Fully Realized Education
While the Brandywine Ballet was initially performing and concentrating on classical ballets, Ms. Muzio's has expanded the school and company over the last few years to develop artists who fit in the modern century. Our studio now produces classically trained dancers who are also exposed to contemporary and neoclassic choreography and influence.