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 age three. At age eight, she began studying ballet at The Russian Academy of Ballet, where she danced in multiple classical ballets. She later 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, Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre, and the Wiener Staatsoper Ballettakademie in Vienna, Austria. She has also received scholarships from Next Generation Ballet and New Jersey Ballet. This is Desiree's first season with First State Ballet Theatre.

See Desiree  perform in our upcoming production:


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

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