About First State Ballet Theatre
Mission: To present ballet boldly to Delaware
To enrich our community with live professional performances
To inspire and educate dancers and audiences of the future
To connect local youth with a creative, inclusive movement experience
Now in its 21st season, First State Ballet Theatre is Delaware’s only professional ballet company and serves thousands of Delawareans each year through our performances, our school, and our outreach programs. FSBT’s performing artists come from around the world to dance in our mainstage season at The Grand Opera House and other performances statewide. The School of FSBT is Delaware’s leader in classical ballet training and brings internationally-recognized artists to Delaware to teach each year at our summer programs. In 2019 FSBT created the National Ballet Competition, which awards thousands of dollars in scholarships for aspiring dancers to prestigious summer programs around the country. FSBT's outreach programs serve thousands of Delawareans with low-cost or free dance instruction and lecture-demos in schools and community centers statewide.
New Castle; Kent; Sussex
Arts & Culture; Community Improvement; Education; Kids; Public & Societal Benefit; Recreation & Sports; Youth Development; Civic Engagement & Social Action; DDOA Grantee