Founded in 1996 by CEO Joedy Cook and a dedicated Board of Directors, Ballet Quad Cities is now celebrating its 21st throughout the 2017-2018 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 thirteen 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.

Board of Directors

Paul Plagenz (President)
Western Illinois University Quad Cities
Jane Easter Bahls (Secretary)
Augustana College
Don Boelens (Treasurer)
Kairos Partners
Marty Kurtz (Former President)
The Planning Center
C. Gregory Bereskin PhD
St. Ambrose University

Chad D. Ervin
IHMV Credit Union
 Marian Y. Lee PhD
St. Ambrose University
Namrata Mallik MD
Genesis Health Group

Carol Ann Watkins
Art Supporter
Terry Wilson
Dispatch Argus
Sigrid Zaehringer
Califf & Harper, P.C.
Joedy Cook
CEO, Ballet Quad Cities