Education Staff

Desmond L. Davis is a native of Cleveland, Ohio, who holds a B.A. in Dance and Theatre from Kenyon College. He has been on the local dance scene performing, choreographing and teaching for over 20 years and currently in dual roles serves as Verb Ballets Education and Outreach Coordinator and as Independent Outreach Instructor at Hiram College and John Carroll University.     
As one of six original founding members of Cleveland Contemporary Dance Theatre (CCDT) from 1999-2007 under Michael Medcalf, he performed the works of Kris World, Dianne McIntyre, Gary Abbott, Shapiro & Smith, Peter Kalivas (PGK Project), Antonio Sisk and David Rousseve and has appeared on Playhouse Square, Cleveland Public Theatre, Tri-C and Cain Park stages, performing with other local.  He now performs as a member of Antaeus Dance under the Executive and Artistic direction of CWRU graduate, Joan Meggitt.  
Desmond has taught modern, contemporary, social and creative movement for pre-school to adult in studios and theatres and has worked with special populations, such as the Academic Fun & Fitness camp at Lakeland Community College for kids in the autism spectrum and for the Parkinson’s community at the Mandel Jewish Community Center and University Hospitals Parkinson’s Boot Camp in Akron and Cleveland (2013 & 2014).

Verb Ballets

Verb Ballets, a contemporary ballet company, presents dynamic programming through bold artistry, unique styles and technical excellence that captivates a broad audience. Under the direction of Dr. Margaret Carlson, Producing Artistic Director and Richard Dickinson, MFA, Associate Director, the company will present a season that ignites passion in the energy, beauty and athleticism of dance.

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