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.



Zane Winders

Zane Winders is from Levelland, Texas, and began his formal training at Ballet Lubbock in 2009. He was accepted to the Kirov Academy of Ballet in Washington, D.C., where he studied ballet, character, modern, flamenco and pas de deux. Upon graduation in 2014, Zane was given the "Outstanding Senior Award" for achievements in ballet and academic and student life. He then joined Ballet Arizona's Studio Company where he spent two years performing with the school and company. Zane has attended summer intensives at Princess Grace Academy and has made guest appearances with Ballet Lubbock and the Yen-Li Chen Ballet School.


See Zane perform in our upcoming production


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

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