Under the direction of award winning Artistic Director Courtney Lyon, Ballet Quad Cites presents an amazing season of dance with all of the ballets based on historic well known pieces of literature. Come see your favorite tales being danced with beautiful costumes and wonderful music.

Dracula at the Scottish Rite Cathedral, Moline on October 17th at 7:30 pm and October 18th at 7:30pm. You can't go wrong with Ballet Quad Cities' annual fall classic Dracula. This timeless Gothic tale of love, lust, horror and death is being performed in its spectacular, sexy style starring dance sensation Domingo Rubio. A new ballet choreographed by Margaret Huling set to Mozart's most famous Chamber work, Eine Kleine Nachtmusik, will open the performance.

The Nutcracker featuring ORCHESTRA IOWA at the Adler Theatre, Davenport on December 13th at 1:30 pm & 7:30 pm; and December 14th at 1:30pm.This well known Holiday Classic comes to life in Ballet Quad Cities' own enchanting production. Lavish costumes and magnificent scenery blend with beautiful choreography to create the most delightful fantasy ever. With live music under the direction of Maestro Timothy Hankewich, this is one holiday production you won't want to miss. Making a cameo appearance, the Quad City Symphony's Youth Choir will be performing during some of the winter scenes.

Love Stories featuring Romeo & Juliet at the Scottish Rite Cathedral, Moline on February 27th at 7:30 pm and February 28th at 7:30 pm. Love Stories features the original one act ballet Romeo & Juliet choreographed by our Artistic Director Courtney Lyon. Rounding out the evening will be a variety of mixed repertory sure to please the entire audience.

The Sleeping Beauty featuring ORCHESTRA IOWA at the Adler Theatre, Davenport on April 18th at 1:30 pm & 7:30 pm. A beautiful princess is cursed by an evil fairy, and doomed to sleep for a hundred years, only to be awakened by the kiss of her true love. Set to the enchanting score by Tchaikovsky, under the direction of Maestro Timothy Hankewich, Courtney Lyon will bring Charles Perrault's classic fairy tale to life.

Season Ticket Price:

$90 dollars regular; $60 Senior/Military; $60 Child (18 & Under)

Check out our website www.balletquadcities.com for more details.


Ballet Quad Cites is the longest-running resident professional ballet company in the entire state of Iowa and western Illinois, one of only 100 in the nation. Our award winning performances, interactive school and community programs are accessible for everyone. Each year we touch 25,000 people with the amazing, athletic, and entertaining art of dance.

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