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Ballet Quad Cities

Ballet Quad Cities is a ballet company located in Rock Island, Illinois. It was begun in 1996 by Joedy Cook. Its primary performance venues has been the Capitol Theater and the Adler Theater, both in Davenport, Iowa. However, the company performs both classical and contemporary dance in the greater Quad Cities region of Illinois and Iowa.

At the time of its founding the company had one paid dancer. By 2010 the number of dancers who form the company grew to twelve dancers. The original artistic director was Johanne Jakhelln, who left the company in 2006 to return to her native Norway.[1]

In April 2010 the company performed for the first time in New York City at the Alvin Ailey Citigroup Theatre. The ballet s choreographer, Deanna Carter, had been one of five choreographers to present their work at the annual Ballet Builders. [2]

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Dancers

The dancers of Ballet Quad Cities, as of January, 2012:[3]

  • Nancy Cole
  • Jason Gomez
  • Kelsee Green
  • Margaret Huling
  • Jackie Jensen
  • Emily Kate Long
  • Jacob Lyon
  • Phillip Ollenburg
  • Calvin James Rowe
  • Jill Schwartz

Information about the dancers: http://www.balletquadcities.com/Company/Dancers.aspx

Ballet Quad Cities School of Dance

Ballet Quad Cities supports its own school of dance, which is also located in Rock Island. The schools philosophy is based on the principles of the Vaganova method from Russia. Beside classical ballet, the school also teaches: creative movement, pointe, jazz, hip-hop, conditioning, yoga, tap, rhythm tap and adult ballet.[4] http://www.balletquadcities.com/School-of-Dance.aspx

Artistic Staff

  • Courtney Lyon
  • Dominic Walsh
  • Deanna Carter
  • Domingo Rubio
  • Lovar Davis Kidd
  • Simone Ferro

Information about the Artistic Staff: http://www.balletquadcities.com/Company/Artistic-Staff.aspx

See also

  • Quad City Symphony Orchestra

References

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