First State Ballet Theatre has announced that Molly
Rooney will be joining the company as Managing Director, effective March 15. Prior
to joining First State Ballet Theatre, Molly was an Account Manager at
Dandelions Digital. Molly has served as Director for the National Ballet
Competition for the past three years.
As the creator of National Ballet Competition, Molly will be
bringing her unique skills in communications, digital marketing, fundraising
and community relations, as well as her passion for ballet, to First State
Ballet Theatre. Molly is a former professional ballet dancer and a graduate of
the University of Pennsylvania with a BA in Communications.
“I am beyond excited to join First State Ballet Theatre, a
company dear to my heart, as their Manager Director. As a former dancer, I am
excited to be on the administrative side and be a part of developing this wonderful
organization,” says Molly. “We are super excited about bringing Molly on to the
First State Ballet Theatre team. She shows a lot of enthusiasm and passion and
we think she will bring great things to the organization,” says Kristina
Kambalov, Executive Director.
“Molly is an exceptional person in all aspects of her life.
She is very detailed and precise and can provide exactly what is needed,” added
Paige Obara, Business Manager.
ABOUT FIRST STATE BALLET THEATRE
First State Ballet Theatre (FSBT) was founded in 1999 with
the mission to present professional ballet performances throughout Delaware, offer
high-quality ballet training and performing experiences to aspiring dancers,
and educate the Delaware dance audience of the future.
Founded in 1999, FSBT is
Delaware's only professional ballet company and this season employs
professional dancers under the artistic direction of Pasha Kambalov, a graduate
of the esteemed Vaganova Academy in St. Petersburg, Russia. FSBT presents classical
ballets and commissions contemporary works from both local and internationally-recognized
FSBT is based in Wilmington's Grand Opera House and attracts
thousands of patrons to the City of Wilmington each season, in addition to
performances statewide. The School of First State Ballet Theatre enrolls over
100 students ages 3 and up, and offers classes six days a week in its studios
in the Grand Opera House and at its satellite location at the Dupont County
Club. FSBT students have won awards in international ballet competitions, been
accepted at some of the country's elite ballet schools, and danced
professionally all over the world.