Verb Ballets presents: CLICKS Fall Ballet Intensive on September 16, 2017

Verb Ballets is excited to offer a Ballet Intensive on Saturday, September 16, 2017 at Verb Ballets Studio in Shaker Heights. This full day program will help you improve and strengthen your technique with classes include conditioning, ballet, pointe, and repertory. Classes will be taught by professionals Richard Dickinson,MFA, Antonio Morillo and Christina Lindhout. These classes are recommended for all students ages 12+ and are open to all dancers who would like to attend from local studios, colleges or community. Cost is $75 per day and includes healthy lunch. Drop in class is $20 and payable at the door. Pre-registration required.
Ballet Intensive Schedule:

9:00-9:45am Strength and Conditioning with Christina Lindhout

9:45-10:00am Break

10:00-11:30am Ballet Technique with Richard Dickinson, MFA

11:30-12:30pm Pointe/Variations with Richard Dickinson, MFA

12:30-1:30pm Lunch provided

1:30-3:30pm Repertory & Choreography with Antonio Morillo
Contact Desmond Davis, Co-Coordinator of Education & Outreach at email or 216-397-3757 for more information.

Dance Professionals

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Richard Dickinson
A former dancer with Ohio Ballet in Akron, OH, Dickinson’s association with that company began in 1988.  He later became ballet master and director of company touring.  Richard has served as Artistic  Associate for Hubbard Street Dance Chicago. He currently is Associate Director of Verb Ballets. He was most recently the Artistic Director of Ballet Western Reserve, in Youngstown, OH and the Artistic Director of Great Lakes Festival Ballet (Warren, OH).  Dickinson has also directed Boston Ballet II and was a soloist with Boston Ballet for eight years. At age fifteen, he joined the Pasadena Dance Theatre and was awarded a National Endowment for the Arts Emerging Choreographer Award for a work premiered by the same company.  He performed in the PBS television production of Frankie and Johnny with the Chicago Ballet and danced principal roles in Asian, European and American tours with Rudolf Nureyev and the Boston Ballet. In addition to an extensive dance career, including principal and soloist roles with Ohio Ballet, Boston Ballet, Honolulu City Ballet, various regional companies and Chamber Dance Theatre in Milwaukee, where he was also Artistic Director. Dickinson has adjudicated four Regional Dance America festivals held throughout the United States.  He received his Master of Fine Arts degree in Contemporary Dance from Case Western Reserve University in 2005.

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Antonio Morillo 
Antonio Morillo is from Orlando, Florida. He received his Associate of Arts in Dance Performance from Valencia College and his BFA in Dance Performance from the University of South Florida. Antonio has performed with the Patel Conservatory’s Next Generation Ballet as well as Tampa City Ballet. He has performed works by Jon Lehrer, José Limón, Alonzo King LINES Ballet, Robert Moses’ Kin, and Maurice Causey. Antonio joined Verb Ballets in 2016 and has been featured in such works as Andante Sostenuto and Aposiopesis.

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Christina Lindhout
Christina Lindhout, from Mansfield, Ohio, started training in dance at the age of five at Opus II Dance Studio under the direction of Hellie Schussler. She became a member of Opus II’s pre-professional company, Ashland Regional Ballet, in middle school and remained with them through high school. She spent summers training at the Orlando Ballet School, Magnus Midwest, American Ballet Theatre, and BalletMet Columbus. Upon graduating magna cum laude from high school, Christina accepted a traineeship at BalletMet under the direction of Edward Liang. While at BalletMet, she had the opportunity to perform in many professional works with the company, including The Nutcracker, Swan Lake, Symphony in C, and Carousel. Christina joined Verb Ballets in 2014 and has been featured in works such as Bolero and Laura’s Women.

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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