Founded in 1996 by CEO Joedy Cook and a dedicated Board of Directors, Ballet Quad Cities is now celebrating its 22nd 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

Sigrid Zaehringer (President)
Genesis Health System
Jane Easter Bahls (Secretary)
Augustana College

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

Chad D. Ervin
IHMV Credit Union
Todd Micheal Hirst
Royal Neighbors of America
Richard A. Lynch, PhD
St. Ambrose Univeristy
Capt. Alison McCrary
USN, Navy Region Southeast

Namrata Mallik, MD
Genesis Health Group 
Carol Ann Watkins
Art Supporter
Maura Warner
Total Solutions
Joedy Cook
CEO, Ballet Quad Cities