The Brandywine Ballet Theatre (BBT), established in 1999 by Artistic Director Donna Muzio, is the professional division of the Brandywine Ballet. In addition to filling principal roles in full-length ballets, BBT members participate in repertory productions featuring archival new works. To date, BBT has earned George Balanchine Trust licensing approval to perform three Balanchine pieces – Serenade, Concerto Barocco, the Tchaikovsky Pas de Deux. Resident Choreographer Nancy Page has debuted many new works on BBT dancers. Several renowned guest choreographers have set work on BBT dancers, including Matthew Neenan (Ballet X Pennsylvania Ballet choreographer-in-residence), Ronen Koresh (Koresh Dance Company of Philadelphia), Meredith Rainey (former dancer with Pennsylvania Ballet), Eddie Toussaint (2001 Choreography Gold Medal Performance Winner at the Helsinki International Ballet Competition). BBT dancers are often accepted into prestigious summer scholarship programs including School of American Ballet, American Ballet Theatre, San Francisco Ballet Pennsylvania Ballet. A number of BBT dancers have gone on to accept positions with major companies such as the Pennsylvania Ballet, Joffrey Ballet, Los Angeles Ballet, Miami City Ballet. BBT dancers undertake a highly competitive rigorous training regimen rehearsal schedule, spending 25 hours a week in the studio. This rigorous training rehearsal schedule contributes to Brandywine Ballet?s many strengths on the performance stage. Several BBT members are also enrolled in a joint Certificate in Ballet program with West Chester University, gaining the education of their choice while advancing their dance careers through Brandywine Ballet classes, rehearsals, performances.