Encounter Performing Arts Company began as Principle Dance Corps in 2005 and was founded as a not-for-profit in 2014 under the name Royal Ballet of Iowa. The purpose was to create a place for students to learn and perform full length ballets while raising college scholarships for those in the company wishing to pursue dance after high school. The focus on using dance as not only a performance art but also a form of worship and to share the Gospel became the focus of the company in 2019 while searching to expand our territory in the Midwest to perform in not only theatres but our community as we share the Gospel with dance where words cannot. This is when we completed our name change to be known as Encounter Performing Arts Company.

Royal Ballet of Iowa Promotional Video