First State Ballet Theatre

Delaware's Professional Ballet Company

First State Ballet Theatre, Delaware’s professional ballet company, presents full length ballets and mixed-repertory programs throughout the state, commissions new choreography from internationally renowned choreographers, offers performing opportunities to aspiring dancers, and educates the Delaware dance audience of the future.

Headquartered in Wilmington's beautiful and historic Grand Opera House, First State Ballet Theatre performs under the artistic direction of Kirov-trained Pasha Kambalov.



Abigail Kasten

Abigail Kasten is thrilled to be dancing her fifth season with First State Ballet Theatre. Abigail was born and raised in a suburb of Washington D.C. and was in the first graduating class of the Akhmedova Ballet Academy in Silver Spring, Maryland. While training in Silver Spring, Abigail placed second in a YAGP regional competition for the Odalisque Pas de Trois from Le Corsaire. Since joining the company in 2013, Abigail has especially enjoyed performing First State Ballet Theatre's Swan Lake, Don Quixote, Giselle, The Sleeping Beauty, all Up Front performances, and Viktor Plotnikov's Nonsense in the Sense of Innocence. Abigail is grateful to her mom and family for all of their love and support.




See Abigail perform in our upcoming production: 

Twin Bill


The Baby Grand Theater

Wilmington, DE

February 17-18



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