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April 23   -   ArtsJournal: music

The Path To Success For A Ballet Company That Has Lasted 20 Years On The Border Between Iowa And Illinois

So this is how it started, two decades ago: "Joedy Cook was a 40-something stay-at-home mother in 1996 when she decided the Quad-Cities needed a professional ballet company. She went to the board of directors of the Cassandra Manning Ballet Theatre, where she volunteered at the time, and got the go-ahead. Ballet Quad-Cities kicked off with one paid dancer and a $25,000 budget."

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