The School of First State Ballet Theatre
Training Tomorrow's Dancers
Established in 1999, the School of First State Ballet Theatre offers ballet training to students from age four through adults. Our curriculum is based on the Vaganova syllabus of classical Russian ballet, the world’s most rigorous and thorough curriculum. Whether you’re a beginning ballet student, a teen aspiring to hone your technique, or an adult seeking the challenge of physical and intellectual exercise, FSBT offers classes that meet your needs.
Our spacious studios are housed at the beautiful and historic Grand Opera House in downtown Wilmington.
Students of FSBT have been accepted at the JKO School of American Ballet Theatre, Houston Ballet Academy, Kirov Academy, Harid Conservatory, Boston Ballet School and Ellison Ballet, as well as many summer programs, including American Ballet Theatre (NYC), the School of American Ballet, Kirov Academy, Ballet West, Birmingham Royal Ballet, Houston Ballet, and San Francisco Ballet.
FSBT graduates have gone on to dance professionally with Festival Ballet Providence, Milwaukee Ballet, Alabama Ballet, Pennsylvania Ballet, Staatsballett Berlin, Washington Ballet, Universal Ballet, Ballet du Capitole, Tulsa Ballet and First State Ballet Theatre.
FSBT graduates have been accepted to Princeton University, Duke University, NYU, Boston College, and Barnard College, among many others.
Boys Scholarship Program
FSBT is excited to announce our Boys Scholarship Program beginning in the fall of 2017. Applications for this tuition-free program are being taken now. Some restrictions apply. For more info, email email@example.com.
2018 Summer Programs
Whether you are a beginner or an experienced professional, FSBT has something for you this summer!
2018 Summer Intensive (ages 9 and up)
June 25 - July 20, 2018
2018 Summer Children's Workshops (ages 4-8 years)
July 30 to August 3, 2018
2018 Summer Maintenance Classes (ages 13 and up)
July 31 to August 17, 2018
2018 Choreography Workshop
August 20-25, 2018
Students will spend a week with choreographer Viktor Plotnikov creating a new piece and learning pieces from the classical repertoire with FSBT faculty.
FSBT students were invited to compete with Mr. Plotnikov's pieces at the Youth America Grand Prix Finals in 2017 and 2018, and placed both years in the Top 12 Ensembles. FSBT students won the Gold Medal at the 2018 World Ballet Competition with their performance of Mr. Plotnikov's piece, "Hope."
Participating dancers must be registered FSBT students and approved by the School Director. To register, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Open Classes for Teens and Adults
For the novice or the more experienced dancer - FSBT's popular open classes are designed for dancers ages 13 and up of all backgrounds.
Not sure if you want to commit? Come take a free trial class!
For More Information
Call 302-658-7897 x 3851 or email email@example.com if you have questions and/or would like to try a free class.
- Joan Beatson
- Tisa Della-Volpe*
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- Hannah Epstein
- Katrina Hall*
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- Pasha Kambalov
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- Adiah Simpson*
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