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.



Richy Romero

Richy Romero, a native of Vineland, New Jersey, received his ballet training with the Vineland Regional Dance Company, where he performed multiple lead roles in various productions. He has attended summer intensive programs at Boston Ballet and Pennsylvania Ballet, and spent this past summer taking classes, performing, and working as a counselor at Burklyn Ballet Theatre in Vermont. Richy is the recipient of numerous scholarships including the Jonathan Phelps Memorial Scholarship from Regional Dance America/Northeast and the Delaware Dance Festival Artistry Award. Over the past year, he has been a guest artist with Delaware Dance Company, Vineland Regional Dance Company, and Philadelphia Dance Theatre. He is looking forward to his third season with FSBT while majoring in nursing at Cumberland County College. When he is not in the studio or on stage, Richy enjoys photography, playing soccer, and spending time with his family and friends.



See Richy perform in our upcoming production: 

Romeo & Juliet

The Baby Grand Theater
Wilmington, DE
April 13-15

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. 

Learn More

There is always new and exciting events and updates with First State Ballet Theatre. To make sure you get the latest updates, join us on social media, sign up for our e-newsletter, and join our mailing list!