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.



Talbot Rue

Talbot Rue is from Fort Wayne, Indiana. He started dancing when he was nine, at a local dance school with his sisters. He then studied at The Academy of Fort Wayne Ballet. He has attended summer intensives at Fort Wayne Ballet, Next Generation Ballet, the Chautauqua Ballet Program, and Richmond Ballet in Richmond, Virginia. He was a member of the trainee program at Richmond Ballet before joining First State Ballet Theatre this season.




See Talbot perform in our upcoming production: 


The Baby Grand Theater
Wilmington, DE
April 8 - 9, 2017


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