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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Giselle 

Saturday, October 18th at 7pm
Sunday, October 19th at 2pm

Artistic Director PASHA KAMBALOV 
Choreography JEAN CORALLI, JULES PERROT
Music ADOLPHE ADAM
Ballet Mistress KRISTINA KAMBALOV
Lighting GENEVIEVE FANELLI
Stage Manger PAIGE OBARA
Sound technician STEPHEN MANOCCHIO
Costumes BENEFIS, THEATRE BALLET-PREMIER, PAGE OBARA
Company Photographer TISA DELLA-VOLPE

 

ACT I

Giselle EMILY SHENAUT

Count Albrecht JUSTIN ESTELLE

Wilfred STAN MARKWALDER

Berthe, Giselle’s mother JOAN BEATSON

Hilarion LEONID GOYKHMAN

Prince of Courland JOHN BREWER

Bathilde JESSICA EIZEMBER*

Peasant Pas de Deux RIE AOKI, EDWARD PERSONDEK

Court Ladies and Gentlemen
LAUREN CHUA*, MAKENNA HIGGINS*, JOELLE JEANNITON*, LEYNA OBARA*, FRANK OBARA, TED STROWHOUER

Pages* ANNA BASSETT, PHOEBE DESPERITO, DHARINI SIMON, KAILA TIMKO

Giselle’s Friends AUBREY CLEMENS, LAUREN FRERE, ANDREA OLAZAGASTI, MARY KATE REYNOLDS

Villagers 
ALEX BUCKNER, HANNAH EPSTEIN, COURTNEY HURD, ABIGAIL KASTEN, JAMIE MEYER, JAKE NOWICKI, ETHAN HUNTER RAYSOR, MOLLY ROONEY, ANGELA ZIELEN

Village Girls MEAGHAN ARNOLD*, HAVEN HIGGINS*, JACQUELINE TAYLOR*

 

ACT II

Myrtha LAUREN FRERE

Moyna RIE AOKI

Zulma ANDREA OLAZAGASTI

The Willis
LAUREN CHUA*, AUBREY CLEMENS, JESSICA EIZEMBER*, HANNAH EPSTEIN, MAKENNA HIGGINS*, COURTNEY HURD, JOELLE JEANNITON*, ABIGAIN KASTEN, JAMIE MEYER, LEYNA OBARA*, MARY KATE REYNOLDS, MOLLY ROONEY, SABRINA SHULTZ*, ANGELA ZIELEN

*Students of the School of First State Ballet Theatre