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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Lauren Anthony

Lauren Anthony grew up in Norfolk, Virginia where she studied at her mother's dance school, Studio TBA. Under the direction of her mother and former Alvin Ailey principal, Elbert Watson, at Norfolk Academy, she was accepted into Juilliard's 2011 summer intensive. The following year, she attended Orlando Ballet's summer intensive and school programs. From 2013-2015, she was a trainee with Richmond Ballet and studied under Malcolm Burn, Jasmine Grace, Jerri Kumery, Judy Jacob, Igor Antonov and Cecile Tuzii. Lauren's repertoire includes Seranade, the Nutcracker, Cinderella, Don Quixote, La Bayadere and contemporary works by emerging choreographers. In her free time, she enjoys sewing, baking, and spending time with her family.

See Lauren perform in our upcoming production: 

Don Quixote

Baby Grand Theatre
Wilmington, DE
04/16/2016 and 04/17/2016


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