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.



Desiree Nguyen

Desiree Nguyen is from Orlando, Florida and began dancing at the age of three. At age 12 she joined Central Florida Ballet, where she had the opportunity to travel to Romania to participate in various productions of The Nutcracker. Desiree has attended summer intensives at Next Generation Ballet, Central Florida Ballet, New Jersey Ballet, Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre, and the Wiener Staatsoper Ballettakademie in Vienna, Austria. She has also received scholarships from Next Generation Ballet, New Jersey Ballet, and Kirov Academy of Ballet. Desiree competed at the 2017 World Ballet Competition. This is Desiree's second season with First State Ballet Theatre.


See Desiree  perform in our upcoming production:

Romeo & Juliet

The Baby Grand Theater
Wilmington, DE
April 13-15

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