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.



Ethan Hunter Raysor

Ethan Hunter Raysor, a Wilmington native, became interested in ballet while pursuing clarinet studies at Cab Calloway Middle School. He took private lessons under James Zynda at Delaware Dance Company, where he also studied jazz and modern dance. Ethan’s Delaware Dance Company roles included the Prince in Cinderella and several principal roles in the Nutcracker. He has also danced as a guest artist with Ballet Theatre of Dover, the Delaware Ballet and Dance Elite under Nadia Pavlenko and Maxim Ponomarenko. This is Ethan's fourth season with FSBT. In his spare time , he enjoys listening to Fleetwood Mac while reading in his garden, especially with a cup of coffee in hand.

See Ethan perform in our upcoming production: 


The Baby Grand Theater
Wilmington, DE

April 8 - 9, 2017

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