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.



Kaitlyn Peterson

Kaitlyn Peterson is from Charlotte, North Carolina. She started dancing at age five with Charlotte Ballet, where she studied ballet, modern, contemporary, jazz, pas de deux and character. Through the years, Kaitlyn has had the opportunity to study with Patricia McBride, Gelsey Kirkland, Suzanne Farrell and Ib Andersen. In 2015, she joined the School of Ballet Arizona under the direction of Carlos Valcárcel. After one year with the school, she was promoted to the Studio Company. This is her first season with First State Ballet Theatre. 



See Kaitlyn perform in our upcoming production

Twin Bill


The Baby Grand Theater
Wilmington, DE
February 17-18

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