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.



Cherilene Guzman

Cherilene Guzman was born and raised in Houston, Texas. She studied under the direction of Milena Leben and finished her last year of training at the Ballet West Academy in Salt Lake City, Utah. Cherilene has competed at the Youth American Grand Prix and was a finalist in New York in 2014 and 2015. She has also performed at the International Young Medalist Festival of Miami. This is Cherilene’s first season with First State Ballet Theatre.


See Cherilene perform in our upcoming production


The Baby Grand Theater
Wilmington, DE
April 8 - 9, 2017

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