Ballet Quad Cities

Artist Robert Kameczura's gallery opening dedicated to Ballet Quad Cities

An evening with Artist Robert Kameczura dedicated to Ballet Quad Cities will be held on Wednesday November 16, 2011 from 6:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m. at the Phoenix Fine Art Gallery 1530-5th  Avenue Moline, Illinois.
Cocktails and hors d'oeuvres will be served.
Robert has photographed and worked with professional dancers in Chicago for 30 years.  25% of the sale for the evening are reserved for Ballet Quad Cities.  To learn more about Robert's art work visit his web site at

Nutcracker Tickets On Sale Now!

Visit the Adler Theatre Box Office or Ticketmaster to purchase your Nutcracker tickets now! Family 4-packs are available.
Want to win a family 4 pack of tickets to the Nutcracker this December?  Become a fan of Ballet Quad Cities on facebook and you could win a package to attend our holiday classic at the Adler Theatre!
Waltz of the Flowers
Special Nutcracker performance for civic groups

On Thursday night December 8th Ballet Quad Cities is inviting civic groups to have a sneak peek at what goes on behind the scenes of The Nutcracker ballet during dress rehersal.  Tickets are $20.00 each and we ask for a group of 15 or more.  All ticket sales that evening go to our Anti-Bullying program that we take to area schools.  Call 309 786 3779 to learn more.
Perfect for a holiday party with a differnt twist!
Meet the dancers, see the dressing room and have the best seats in the house.

Jacob Lyon and Heidi Dunn in Love StoriesBecause it's called Love Stories, you'd rightfully expect Ballet Quad Cities' latest presentation to be chockablock with stirring physicality and sensual pas de deux. And indeed, this Valentine's Day-inspired outing - given the same title as last February's Ballet Quad Cities production, but boasting new vignettes by a quintet of choreographers - will find the company's professional dancers expressing, in thrillingly nonverbal fashion, what Executive Director Joedy Cook describes as "the many angles to love."

Yet for her contribution to Love Stories, 29-year-old choreographer and Ballet Quad Cities veteran Lynn Andrews appears to have been inspired less by romantic love than her sheer love of dance. That, and perhaps her love of a challenge.

"We did it in five days," said Andrews of the clever, exuberant piece that I watched, in rehearsal, during our early-January conversation. "And it was crazy. It was like, 'Eleven dancers! Five days! Seventeen minutes of music! Go!'

a scene from Ballet Quad Cities' 2008 production of The NutcrackerOn December 12 and 13, area audiences will have the opportunity to attend two separate productions of composer Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky's The Nutcracker: one performed by the professional dancers of Ballet Quad Cities (plus a few local performers), one performed by the student performers of RiverPointBallet (plus a professional dancer). And Ballet Quad Cities' Executive Director Joedy Cook is up-front about a large part of the holiday favorite's appeal: "For all ballet companies, Nutcracker is what really helps pay their bills. Nutcracker is the one ballet that you can count on to get an audience."

Yet as Cook well knows, that's not the reason that audiences themselves flock to The Nutcracker year after year. "It's truly the most recognizable music in the world," she says, "and that's because it's magical. And The Nutcracker itself is magical. It's magic, it's dreamy ... it's 'Calgon! Take me away!'"

Domingo Rubio in Ballet Quad Cities' DraculaDomingo Rubio, the Mexico City-based dancer currently performing with Ballet Quad Cities, is discussing his American breakthrough in 1999.

"I was with a Mexican company dancing in Los Angeles," he says, "and Gerald Arpino [artistic director of Chicago's Joffrey Ballet], he saw me dancing at my fullest. You know, I was doing big, big roles ... everything that you could do without fainting. And stuff choreographed by me - things that would suit myself. He saw those performances and wanted me for his company.

"So even though I was 33," he continues, "which is, you know, an age that you could quit, I started with Joffrey."


"It was like a good second wind," says Rubio. "I started late, and I've been catching up."