First State Ballet Theatre

Delaware's Professional Ballet Company and School


Saturday, August 18 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Help us kick off our season at Wilmington’s historic Grand Opera House!

Meet company dancers and faculty, observe classes, and more!

-Classes for ages 4 and up

-Open Classes for Teens and Adults

-Boys Scholarships Program!



Erin Kuwabara

Erin Fusaye Kuwabara
Born in Brantford, Ontario, Erin began her ballet training at the age of five under the direction of her elder sister, Kathryn Kuwabara. She later studied with Gizella Witkowsky and John Ottmann at the Quinte Ballet School of Canada. 
In 2012, she was accepted into the two-year graduate program at Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre. After graduation, Erin accepted an apprenticeship with Alabama Ballet in Birmingham, Alabama. This year marks her second season with First State Ballet Theatre. Erin’s repertoire includes: Giselle, George Balanchine's Serenade, Cinderella, Agnes de Mille’s Fall River Legend, Raymonda, and Paquita, as well as roles in La Bayadère, Swan Lake, The Nutcracker, Laurencia, George Balanchine's Stars and Stripes, La Fille Mal Gardée, and Don Quixote. 



See Erin perform in our upcoming production

Romeo & Juliet

The Baby Grand Theater
Wilmington, DE
April 13-15

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