Founded in 1996 by CEO Joedy Cook and a dedicated Board of Directors, Ballet Quad Cities is now celebrating its 21st 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 highly trained 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

Marty Kurtz (Former President)
The Planning Center
C. Gregory Bereskin, Ph.D.
St. Ambrose University

Chad D. Ervin
IHMV Credit Union
Dr. Richard A. Lynch
St. Ambrose Univeristy
Namrata Mallik, M.D.
Genesis Health Group 
Carol Ann Watkins
Art Supporter

Sigrid Zaehringer
Genesis Health System
Joedy Cook
CEO, Ballet Quad Cities