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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Program Cast List

The Blue Danube

Choreography by ALEX BUCKNER
ALEX BUCKNER, LAUREN FRERE, JAKE NOWICKI, ETHAN HUNTER RAYSOR, MARY KATE REYNOLDS, EMILY SHENAUT 

The Flames of Paris

Choreography by VASILY VAINONEN
ANDREA OLAZAGASTI, EDWARD PERSONDEK 

Long Long Thoughts II & The Question from Everlasting Arms

Choreography by VIKTOR PLOTNIKOV
AUBREY CLEMENS, JUSTIN ESTELLE 

Russian Dance from Swan Lake

Choreography by MARIUS PETITPA, LEV IVANOV
LAUREN FRERE

Spartacus

Staged by PASHA KAMBALOV
EMILY SHENAUT, ALEX BUCKNER

 Melody

Choreography by ASAF MESSERER
MARY KATE REYNOLDS, JUSTIN ESTELLE 

La Bayadère

Choreography by MARIUS PETIPA
RIE AOKI, LEONID GOYKHMAN
HANNAH EPSTEIN, COURTNEY HURD, ABIGAIL KASTEN, JAMIE MEYER, JAKE NOWICKI, ETHAN HUNTER RAYSOR, MOLLY ROONEY, ANGELA ZIELEN