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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Lev Assaouliak
Assistant Artistic Director

Lev Vladimirovich Assaouliak graduated from Perm State Choreographic Institute and embarked on a twenty-year career as an international soloist. He was a laureate at the Varna International Ballet Competition and holds the title Honored Artist of the Russian Republic. As a teacher and ballet master, Mr. Assaouliak has worked with major companies across the former U.S.S.R. He was ballet master of the prestigious Russian State Theatre of Classical Ballet, which performs in the Palace of Congresses within the walls of the Kremlin in Moscow. Vasiliev and Kasathikina, legendary dancers of the Bolshoi Ballet, headed the company. In 1996, Mr. Assaouliak became ballet master of the Russian Ballet Theatre of Delaware and is currently Assistant Artistic Director of the First State Ballet Theatre.

Upcoming Shows

See our upcoming production:

Wilmington, DE
4/18 AT 7PM and 4/19 AT 2PM

For complete list of upcoming shows, click here. 

Get Involved

The generosity of our volunteers and donors is fundamental in sustaining and growing ballet in the Delaware region. 

For volunteer opportunities, contact us.