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.



Foundation & Corporate Supporters

Through the generous support of the following foundations and corporations, First State Ballet Theatre continues to offer spectacular professional ballet productions and superb training to thousands of Delawareans each year. To find out how your foundation or organization can support First State Ballet Theatre, please contact Kristina Kambalov at 302-658-7897 x 3851 or


Longwood Foundation

Welfare Foundation

Marmot Foundation

Bank of America Client Foundation

Chichester Dupont Foundation

The Brandywiners

Corporate Sponsors


IBM Corporation

Public Support

This program is supported, in part, by a grant from the Delaware Division of the Arts, a state agency, in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts. The Division promotes Delaware arts events on

Community Partners