Founded in 1996 by Executive Director Joedy Cook and a dedicated Board of Directors, Ballet Quad Cities is now celebrating its 19th anniversary throughout the 2015/16 Season. In 1996, the company began with one paid dancer and a young, talented Artistic Director, Johanne Jakhelln. Before returning to her native country of Norway in 2005, Johanne created over 40 original ballets. Today’s versatile company consists of eleven highly trained full time professional dancers led by Artistic Director Courtney Lyon
Ballet Quad Cities provides both classical and contemporary dance to the entire bi-state region through outstanding performances, entertaining lecture-demonstrations and innovative educational outreach programs for people of all ages.