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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2017-2018 Season

PERFORMANCE CALENDAR

Our 18th season of spectacular, statewide performances with something for everyone from Wilmington to the Beach! 

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Order your tickets today: Call 1-800-652-5577 or 1-800-37-GRAND

 

CLASSICAL AND CONTEMPORARY BALLET HIGHLIGHTS
Freeman Stage

36097 Sand Cove Road
Selbyville, Del.
Thursday, August 24, 2017 at 7:00 pm
Info at 302-436-3015 or www.freemanstage.org


GISELLE
Saturday, October 21, 2017 at 7 p.m.
Sunday, October 22, 2017 at 2 p.m. 
Tickets: $30 - $50
The Baby Grand Theatre
818 Market Street
Wilmington, DE 19801

Experience one of the world’s most beloved ballets - Giselle, a transcendent love story that follows an innocent village girl transformed into a tender spirit after dying of a broken heart. With its hauntingly beautiful ensemble of white tutus, its classical technique and its heartbreaking romance, Giselle will sweep audiences away. A must-see ballet that’s perfect for the whole family.


 UP FRONT WITH FSBT
Friday, November 17, 2017 at 7 p.m.
Saturday, November 18, 2017 at 7 p.m.
Tickets: $25 - $45
The Baby Grand Theatre Studio 1
818 Market Street
Wilmington, DE 19801

 Up Front, one of our most popular events of the season. Performed in Studio 1 at the Baby Grand, Up Front gives audiences the chance to experience the dancing in an intimate setting. The program includes highlights from the classical repertoire and new contemporary work. Join FSBT dancers after the performance for a reception in our studios!


THE NUTCRACKER
Friday, December 22, 2017 at 7 p.m.
Saturday, December 23, 2017 at 2 p.m. 
Saturday, December 23, 2017 at 7 p.m. 
Tickets: $14.99 - $50
The Grand Opera House Copeland Hall
818 Market Street
Wilmington, DE 19801

Join FSBT for Wilmington’s favorite holiday tradition! Experience the magical journey through the land of sweets in FSBT’s lavish production of The Nutcracker on the main stage on December 22 - 23 at The Grand Opera House.


TWIN BILL: PAQUITA & THE YOUNG LADY AND THE HOOLIGAN
Saturday, February 17, 2018 at 7 p.m.
Sunday, February 18, 2018 at 2 p.m. 
Tickets: $30 - $50
The Baby Grand Theatre
818 Market Street
Wilmington, DE 19801

The Grand Pas Classique from Paquita blends Spanish flair with exquisite classicism to create one of the beautiful and enduring masterpieces in the ballet repertoire. With its effervescent mix of challenging choreography and expressive artistry, Paquita remains one of ballet’s most beloved showcases for dancers and audiences alike.

The Young Lady and The Hooligan is based on Vladimir Mayakovsky’s 1918 film about a street criminal transformed through his love of a young teacher. Composer Dmitri Shostakovich dramatizes this melancholy tale of love and transformation with his vividly dynamic and lyrical score.


ROMEO AND JULIET
Friday, April 13, 2018 at 7 p.m. 
Saturday, April 14, 2018 at 2 p.m.
Saturday, April 14, 2018 at 7 p.m.
Sunday, April 15, 2018 at 2 p.m.
Tickets: $30 - $50
The Baby Grand Theatre
818 Market Street
Wilmington, DE 19801

A world premiere created by award-winning choreographer and frequent FSBT collaborator Viktor Plotnikov, Romeo and Juliet - Shakespeare’s classic tragedy set to the unforgettable score by Sergei Prokoviev - will be one of the most exciting cultural events in Wilmington this season. 


** Tickets for all Grand Opera House performances at Copeland Hall are  $14.99 to $50.00, students and seniors receive $3.00 off per ticket. Special discounts for groups of 10 more. Discounts not available online. Tickets sold through the  Grand: 1-800-37-GRAND
www.ticketsatthegrand.org

*** Tickets for all Grand Opera House performances at the Baby Grand are $30.00 to $50.00, students and seniors receive $3.00 off per ticket. Special discounts for groups of 10 or more.  Discounts not available online. Tickets sold through the Grand: 1-800-37-GRAND
www.ticketsatthegrand.org

****Up Front tickets will be $45.00 for adults and $25.00 for students 18 and under. Discounts not available online. Tickets sold through the Grand: 1-800-37-GRAND
www.ticketsatthegrand.org