FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - Rock Island, IL - Ballet Quad Cities' upcoming season will be nothing short of monumental as it celebrates the return of Domingo Rubio in his role as Dracula and enters into a partnership with another premiere performing arts organization, Orchestra Iowa based in Cedar Rapids, Iowa.


Ballet Quad Cities' 16th season will include live music with Orchestra Iowa for both the holiday favorite

The Nutcracker and the most beloved fairytale of all times Cinderella. To help open Iowa Orchestra's season, dancers from Ballet Quad Cities will perform during their famed season-opening Brucemorchestra! on the lawn of Brucemore Mansion in Cedar Rapids September 9th. The professional dance company will perform to Gershwin's American Paris and Copeland's The Promise of Living. Additionally, 8 performances of two productions will be presented with Orchestra Iowa accompaniment at the Adler Theater in Davenport and the newly refurbished Paramount Theater in Cedar Rapids during the Ballet's 2012-2013 season.


Ballet Quad Cities' historic 2012-2013 season officially opens September 26 and 27 as Dracula is performed at the Scottish Rite Cathedral in Moline, with renowned dancer Domingo Rubio capturing the lead role he first danced in the Quad Cities in 2008 at the Capital Theater. The original choreography and music collage is by the company's resident choreographer Deanne Carter; the ballet loosely follows the Bram Stoker's piece of litature "Dracula".


After providing professional ballet to the Quad Cities region for 16 years, the Ballet's leadership is excited and looking forward to expanding across the state of Iowa. 2012-2013 marks the beginning of an exciting cultural partnership between the Ballet and Orchestra Iowa. The two premier state arts organizations in their respective fields team up for two classic productions. In December, they present Tchaikovsky's famous The Nutcracker ballet and in April, Prokofiev's magnificent masterpiece, Cinderella. Both productions will be staged at both the Paramount Theatre in Cedar Rapids and the Adler Theatre in Davenport. Local auditions will be held for community cast dancer for the productions in both cities.



Annual subscription renewals for the 2012-2013 season may be made by calling the Ballet Quad Cities office at (309) 786-3779.

Become a Charter Member of Partners in Performance

Ballet Quad Cities is partnering with Orchestra Iowa! This is your invitation to be part of history. Please consider a financial contribution to help us make the magic happen.


For the very first time, Ballet Quad Cities will be presenting live music for our outstanding productions of The Nutcracker and Cinderella! Both of these time-honored performances will be held at the Adler Theater. Please mark your calendars because you don't want to miss either memorable performance.

  • The Nutcracker will be performed with 89 minutes of live music on December 8th and 9th, 2012
  • Cinderella will be performed with 64 minutes of live music on April 20th and 21st, 2013

You can become a Charter Member of the Partners in Performance by pledging a minimum of $100 by August 27, 2012.  Please consider giving at one of the following levels:

  • $100 will sponsor 10 minutes of live music
  • $250 will sponsor 25 minutes of live music
  • $500 will sponsor 50 minutes of live music
  • $640 will sponsor 64 minutes of live music
  • $890 will sponsor 89 minutes of live music

Of course, we will gratefully accept donations at ANY level. All Charter Members of Partners in Performance will be recognized in the annual Ballet Quad Cities program and on a banner to be hung at all performances of The Nutcracker and Cinderella.


Want to help us make history? Your gift of $100 or more will help underwrite the $30,000 cost associated with bringing Orchestra Iowa to Ballet Quad Cities. In return, we'll send you two tickets to the performance of your choice (The Nutcracker or Cinderella) and recognize your generous contribution in print.


We hope that you are as thrilled as we are to be a part of this extraordinary time in Ballet Quad Cities' history!


Tax deductible contributions may be sent to:

Ballet Quad Cities

613 17th Street

Rock Island, IL 61201


Questions?  Call (309) 786-3779 or e-mail Diane at

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