Founded in 1996 by CEO Joedy Cook and a dedicated Board of Directors, Ballet Quad Cities is now celebrating its 24th 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

CAPT Alison McCrary (President)
USN, Navy Retired

Todd Michael Hirst (Vice President)
Royal Neighbors of America

Jane Easter Bahls (Secretary)
Augustana College

Chad D. Ervin (Treasurer)
IH Mississippi Valley Credit Union

Daniel Gleason
Rock Island Parks and Recreation 

Marty Kurtz
The Planning Center Founder

Richard A. Lynch PhD
Arts Supporter

Namrata Mallik MD
Genesis Health System

Carol Ann Watkins
Arts Supporter

Maura Warner
Girl Scouts

Sigrid Zaehringer (Past President)
Genesis Health Systems

Joedy Cook
CEO/Founder Ballet Quad Cities