Celebrating our 20th season, Ballet Quad Cities is the longest-running resident professional ballet company in the entire state of Iowa and western Illinois, one of only 100 in the nation. Our award-winning performances and interactive school programs are accessible to everyone. Each year we touch over 30,000 people with the amazing, athletic, and entertaining art of dance.

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October 21, 2016 • 7:30
October 22, 2016 • 7:30
Scottish Rite Cathedral • Moline, IL

This timeless, gothic tale of love, lust, and horror returns!

Domingo Rubio reprises his role as Dracula to kick off our 20th Anniversary Season.

Unleash your inner vampire with Ballet Quad Cities' Dracula.  International artist Domingo Rubio will seduce audiences for two performances at the imposing Scottish Rite Cathedral with the love story of Dracula and Mina.  Inspired by Bram Stroker's 1897 novel, Dracula was choreographed by former Resident Choreographer Deanna Carter.  Featuring music from Nino Rota, Alfred Schnittke, Maurice Ravel, Bella Bartok and more, Dracula has been a fan favorite for almost a decade.

Join Dracula and his brides at his castle on October 22nd  for a deathly delicious dinner to raise funds for Ballet Quad Cities' educational programs!   Your $50 tickets includes choice of "Steak through the Heart" or "Transylvania Vegetables", spooktacular cocktails, live music, a hauntingly fantastic silent auction, plus Halloween fun!  Cocktail hour begins at 5 pm, followed by dinner and the  performance.   
For tickets call  309-786-3779.      

Tickets for Dinner with Dracula will only be sold through Thursday, October 20th.

Festive Halloween fare surrounds each performance: dinner, desserts, area artists' exhibits, and an afterglow.

The Nutcracker

December 10, 2016 • 1:30
December 10, 2016 • 7:30
Adler Theatre • Davenport, IA

This well-known Holiday Classic choreographed by Artistic Director Courtney Lyon comes to life in Ballet Quad Cities’ own enchanting production. Lavish costumes and magnificent scenery blend with beautiful choreography to create the most delightful fantasy ever. With live music provided by Orchestra Iowa this is one holiday production that you won’t want to miss! 

Join the dancers and musicians for an afterglow at Hotel Blackhawk after the 7:30 performance.


Love Stories

February 10, 2017 • 7:30
February 11, 2017 • 7:30
Scottish Rite Cathedral • Moline, IL

Perhaps the most popular production of the season for the true dance enthusiast, you'll enjoy something old and something new as we celebrate our 20th anniversary.

Johanne Jakhelln's popular Chairished will be performed at the request of local celebrity Don Wooten to honor our 20 year history.  Other choreographers inclue; L.D. Kidd, Deanna Carter, Lynn Kathryn Bowman and our own Courtney Lyon.  Dance just doesn't get much better than this.

Dessert bar with beverages at intermission both nights and an afterglow at The Planning Center on the 11th add to the festivities.


The Wild, Wild West

April 1, 2017 • 1:30
April 1, 2017 • 7:30
Adler Theatre • Davenport, IA

Grab your partner and get ready for a boot stomping, heel clicking, toe tapping good time!  Hang on to your hats as we head to the rodeo with the wild outlaws of The Wild, Wild West in Aaron Copland's Rodeo and Billy the Kid.  Ballet Quad Cities and Orchestra Iowa will stir up trouble in these two brand new productions! 

Join us for an afterglow party after the 7:30 performance in the lobby of the Hotel Blackhawk to meet the dancers and musicians. 

Ballet Under the Stars

June 2, 2017 • 8:00
June 3, 2017 • 8:00
June 4, 2017 • 8:00
Lincoln Park Classic Theatre • Rock Island, IL

Ballet Quad Cities’ annual gift to the community, an evening of dance under the stars at Lincoln Park Classic Theatre.  No admission charged!