Resources for Parents and Students


Established in 1999, the School of First State Ballet Theatre offers ballet training to students from age four through adults. Our curriculum is based on the Vaganova syllabus of classical Russian ballet, the world’s most rigorous and thorough curriculum. Whether you’re a beginning ballet student, a teen aspiring to hone your technique, or an adult seeking the challenge of physical and intellectual exercise, FSBT offers classes that meet your needs.

Our spacious studios are housed at the beautiful and historic Grand Opera House in downtown Wilmington.


2019 Summer Programs

Whether you are a beginner or an experienced professional, FSBT has something for you! Detailed info available soon.

2019 Summer Intensive (ages 9 and up)

June 24 - July 19, 2019

More information coming soon.

2019 Summer Children's Workshops (ages 4-8 years)

July 29 to August 2, 2019

More information coming soon.

Choreographer Viktor Plotnikov rehearses with FSBT students.

Choreographer Viktor Plotnikov rehearses with FSBT students.

2018 Summer Intensive Performance in Studio 1.

2018 Summer Intensive Performance in Studio 1.


Boys Scholarship Program

FSBT is excited to announce our Boys Scholarship Program beginning in the fall of 2017.  Applications for this tuition-free program are being taken now. Some restrictions apply. For more info, email

Choreography Workshop

Students will spend a week with choreographer Viktor Plotnikov creating a new piece and learning pieces from the classical repertoire with FSBT faculty. 

FSBT students were invited to compete with Mr. Plotnikov's pieces at the Youth America  Grand Prix Finals in 2017 and 2018, and placed both years in the Top 12 Ensembles. FSBT students won the Gold Medal at the 2018 World Ballet Competition with their performance of Mr. Plotnikov's piece, "Hope."

Participating dancers must be registered FSBT students and approved by the School Director. To register, email

Open Classes for Teens and Adults

For the novice or the more experienced dancer - FSBT's popular open classes are designed for dancers ages 13 and up of all backgrounds. 

Not sure if you want to commit? Come take a free trial class!

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For More Information

Call 302-658-7897 x 3851 or email if you have questions and/or would like to try a free class.