Celebrating our 21st season, Ballet Quad Cities 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 and interactive school programs are accessible to everyone. Each year we touch over 30,000 people with the amazing, athletic, and entertaining art of dance.

Make Ballet Quad Cities an exciting part of your entertainment life!

Experience our 2017/18 season with our subscription series and enjoy exceptional entertainment. Subscribe today and save time and service fees!  Call Amanda at 309-786-3779 for more information or simply fill our the order form on our Season Brochure and mail it in today.

2017/18 Season Brochure



October 20, 2017 • 8:00
October 21, 2017 • 8:00

Scottish Rite Cathedral
1800 7th Avenue • Moline, IL

Back by popular demand, Ballet Quad Cities will open the 2017/18 season with the crowd favorite Dracula.  Based on Bram Stoker's Gothic horror story, Dracula features enthralling choreography by Deanna Carter, exhilarating music, and plenty of spine-tingling excitement.  Stock up on garlic and join us for a performance full of seductive vampires, frightening mental patients, and the king of the undead himself, Count Dracula!

Transylvania Twist, the opening performance, is a  Musical Medley of Halloween tunes to please the most discerning trick-or-treater.  Creepy, sassy, ghoulish choreography that sets the tone for a fun filled evening of theatre dance.  

Join Dracula and his brides at his castle on October 21st  for a deathly delicious dinner to raise funds for Ballet Quad Cities' educational programs!   The evening will include spooktacular cocktails, live music, a hauntingly fantastic silent auction, plus Halloween fun!  Cocktail hour begins at 5 pm, followed by dinner and the performance.   Dinner tickets on sale through October 18

Festive Halloween fare surrounds each performance: dinner, desserts, area artists' exhibits, and an afterglow.

The Nutcracker

December 9, 2017 • 2:00
December 9, 2017 • 8:00
December 10, 2017 • 2:00
Adler Theatre • Davenport, IA

This well-known Holiday Classic choreographed by Artistic Director Courtney Lyon 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 provided by Orchestra Iowa this is one holiday production that you won’t want to miss! 

Join the dancers and musicians for an afterglow at Hotel Blackhawk after the 8:00 performance.


Alice in Wonderland

March 24, 2018 • 2:00
March 24, 2018 • 8:00
Adler Theatre • Davenport, IA

Tumble down the rabbit hole with Ballet Quad Cities in a fun-filled fantasy adventure!  This world premiere, full-scale production features Alice, the White Rabbit, the Cheshire Cat, the Queen of Hearts, and many more as the Mad Hatters of music, Orchestra Iowa bring to life Tchaikovsky's colorful score.  Join us on a wild trip to Wonderland!

Join us for an afterglow party after the 8:00 performance in the lobby of the Hotel Blackhawk to meet the dancers and musicians. 

Defining Dance: Distinctly Ballet Quad Cities

April 20, 2018 • 8:00
April 21, 2018 • 8:00
Scottish Rite Cathedral/Spotlight Theatre
1800 7th Avenue • Moline, IL

This show shimmers with charm and pizazz.  Energetic music, great lighting and emerging choreographers all add up to one fun evening of dance that has become “Distinctly Ballet Quad Cities.” For many patrons this is their favorite performance of the season. 

Dessert bar with beverages at intermission both nights and an afterglow at The Planning Center on the 21st add to the festivities.


Ballet Under the Stars

June 8, 2018 • 8:00
June 9, 2018 • 8:00
June 10, 2018 • 8:00
Lincoln Park Classic Theatre • Rock Island, IL

Ballet Quad Cities’ annual gift to the community, an evening of dance under the stars at Lincoln Park Classic Theatre.  No admission charged!