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.



Justin  Estelle

Justin J. Estelle is from Clarendon, a small farming town in Vermont, where he began studying ballet at the age of three.  He went on to study at the National Ballet School of Canada and completed the American Ballet Theater’s summer intensive programs in both Detroit and New York City.  Justin won first and second prizes in the Grand Prix Chicago and participated in Richmond Ballet’s trainee program in 2007. Most recently he competed in the 2011 and 2012 Boston International Ballet Competitions. Justin’s riveting performances include Jesus in Viktor Plotnikov’s “Everlasting Arms” and the “Balloon Pas de Deux” in “Nonsense in the Sense of Innocence,” also by Plotnikov. He is also an aspiring singer.

See Justin perform in our upcoming production:

Don Quixote

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


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