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.

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Jake Nowicki

Jake Nowicki, a native of Long Island, New York, has been dancing since the age of three. He began training at the American Ballet Centre and the American Dance Theater of Long Island with his mother, a modern dancer, and his father, a lighting designer. He also studied at The Boston Ballet School and the New York State Summer School of the Arts. After graduating from high school, Jake joined Ballet Fleming, and in 2011 he joined First State Ballet Theatre, where has danced in Don Quixote, The Nutcracker, Giselle, Swan Lake, A Midsummers Night’s Dream, Cinderella, Irene, and The Sleeping Beauty. He has also danced featured roles in Paquita, The Little Humpbacked Horse, Peter and the Wolf, Diana and Acteon, Carmen, and Chopiniana, Jake also enjoys performing in musical theater, including productions of How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying, The Music Man, South Pacific, Brigadoon and Gypsy. He recently performed performed with Jackie Evancho at Longwood Gardens for PBS’s Great Performances.

 

 

See Jake perform in our upcoming production:

A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM

The Baby Grand Theater
Wilmington, DE

April 8 - 9, 2017

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