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


Anna Horváth

Director of Ministries

As the Director of Encounter Grace Ministries, Anna G Johnson was given a vision of how dance could be used to reach far and wide into the community and bring dancers together to share the Gospel through dance. She is so excited about all that this season of dance will bring.

(RTS) Registered Teacher Status, (CBTS) Certificate in Ballet Teaching Studies - Royal Academy of Dance, (AAM1) Acrobatic Arts Module 1, (AAM2) Acrobatic Arts Module 2, (PBT) Certified in Progressing Ballet Technique, Certified in Alixa Flexibility module 1, BFA musical Theatre