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.



Post-Performance Events


Q&A and After Party

After every Grand Opera House opening night performance, patrons are invited to remain in the theater after the show for a 10-15 minutes Q&A with the choreographer, dancers, and the artistic director. This event will precede the Major Donor After Party happening after selected production. New donors who donate $50.00 or more that evening can join FSBT’s company members, board, and staff at the After Party for major donors ($250 and above) in the Salon. 


 Character Meet and Greet                                                         

After the Grand Opera House matinee performances, patrons are invited to stay in the theater to meet, take photos and get their playbill signed by their favorite characters. For another chance to meet your favorite Nutcracker characters, join us for crafts, sweet treats and a meet-and-greet at the Sugar Plum Nutcracker Tea before the show on Sunday, December 21st. Click here for more details.