First State Ballet Theatre
First State Ballet Theatre presents professional ballet performances throughout Delaware and beyond, provides superb ballet training and performing opportunities to aspiring dancers and educates the Delaware dance audience of the future through educational outreach programs. The company presents fully-staged major ballets - Copplia, Don Quixote, Nutcracker, Paquita, Sleeping Beauty - and numerous mixed-repertory performances featuring original choreography from internationally acclaimed choreographers. The company also presents the Arabesque international festival of classical and contemporary ballet featuring distinguished guest artists from around the globe performing highlights from the classical and contemporary repertoire. FSBT collaborates with other Delaware performing arts organizations including OperaDelaware, Delaware's acclaimed flute/harp duo SPARX, Delaware Tech-Georgetown and Cheryl's Dance Alley of Millsboro. In partnership with Wilmington's Grand Opera House, FSBT delivers the free DanceWorks! ballet training program to elementary school students in five downtown Wilmington schools. More than 5,500 Delaware and Maryland elementary students have enjoyed FSBT's educational outreach programs, including the annual "Making of the Ballet" presented in the Baby Grand Theater. FSBT dancers have been ranked among the top young dancers in the world at major international competitions and were invited to perform at the 50th anniversary of the Spoleto Festival dei Due Mondi in Spoleto, Italy in July 2007.
HoursSee website at www.firststateballet.com
AdmissionGrand Opera House prices $12.50 to $35.00
Delaware Tech-Georgetown prices, $20 adults; $15 students, seniors and Delaware Tech staff