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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Artistic and Professional Staff

Pasha Kambalov Artistic Director

Pasha Kambalov
Artistic Director

Paige Obara Business Manager

Paige Obara
Business Manager

Joan Beatson Director of the School

Joan Beatson
Director of the School

Kristina Kambalov Executive Director

Kristina Kambalov
Executive Director

Staff

Paige Obara, Business Manager
Joan Beatson, Director of the School
Tisa Della-Volpe, DanceWorks! Director and Company Photographer*
Genevieve Fanelli, Technical Director
Paige Obara, Stage Manager
Mimi Link, Education Outreach Coordinator
Paul Andreas, Program Advertisement Sales
Joanne Epstein, Wardrobe Manger
Diane Fretwell, Prop Manger
Bob Eizember, Videographer

Faculty

Joan Beatson
Anna Carapellotti
Hannah Epstein
Tisa Della-Volpe
Lauren Frere
Shauna Goodman
Katrina Hall
Anna Ivanova
Pasha Kambalov
Kristina Kambalov
Ashley Davis

 

 

*Photographs throughout the site are by Tisa Della-Volpe.