Verb Ballets 30th Anniversary Celebration Performance 

Verb Ballets launches its year long 30th Anniversary celebration! Over the years the company’s style has evolved and garnished praise and enthusiasm from audiences and critics alike. This extraordinary evening of programming on March 25th showcases a rich and powerful assortment of works within the Verb Ballets repertoire along with exciting new premieres. Featured will be the new ballet, Appropriated Memories, by Anthony Krutzkamp that melds classical form with innovation to create fresh contemporary movement. A highlight of the show will be the company premiere of the Don Quixote Grand Pas de Deux, staged by dance legend Laura Alonso, Cleveland Foundation Creative Fusion Artist: Cuba Edition.  Read More...

Verb Ballets presents Three Ladies of Dance Masterclass Workshop with Roni Mahler, Laura Alonso, and Aseelah Shareef 

Verb Ballets is excited to offer the Three Ladies of Dance Masterclass Workshop on Saturday, March 25, 2017 at the Verb Ballets Studio in Shaker Heights. Classes will be taught by esteemed dance professionals Roni Mahler, Laura Alonso, and Aseelah Shareef. This program includes classes in ballet, classical variations and Horton based modern dance. 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 the community. Verb Ballets expands opportunities for bright and talented dance students in Northeast Ohio with masterclasses to help young dancers grow. 
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Verb Ballets' Carnival of the Animals Family Matinee

Verb Ballets announces a family matinee performance of The Carnival of the Animals on Sunday, March 26, 2017 at 3:00pm. This ballet is perfect for younger children and will bring a whimsical menagerie of animals to life. Verb Ballets’ Associate Director and choreographer, Richard Dickinson, has taken the music of Camille Saint-Saens to tell the story through movements inspired by the animals. The animals learn to appreciate each other’s differences as the beautiful Swan teaches lessons in friendship and acceptance of others who might be different from ourselves.
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Verb Ballets' Producing Artistic Director to attend IABD Conference and Audition

Verb Ballets' Producing Artistic Director, Dr. Margaret Carlson, is attending the 29th Annual International Conference and Festival of Blacks in Dance (IABD) for “Boundless Excellence in Dance,” honoring dance industry trailblazer Robert Battle, Artistic Director of Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater. The conference and festival takes place January 25 - 29, 2017 in Dallas, Texas.

Verb Ballets is a member of IABD. More than 700 participants worldwide are expected to attend the 29th Annual International Conference and Festival in Dallas. The conference and festival is filled with master classes, lecture/demonstrations, panels, workshops, performances and auditions. Carlson will be attending the multi-company audition for professionals conducted by the founding and member companies of IABD. Verb Ballets is seeking male and female dancers for the 17-18 season. Read More...

Verb Ballets Continues the Legacy of Heinz Poll 

Verb Ballets continues the legacy of Heinz Poll, founder of Ohio Ballet, at the Akron Civic Theatre on Friday, February 17, 2017 at 8:00pm. Verb Ballets will showcase new ballets inspired by Poll’s choreography with a company premiere by former principal with Ohio Ballet, Andrew Carroll and Verb Ballets' dancer, Michael Hinton. The program will include the revival of full company classics Schubert Waltzes and Bolero. Plus, there will be live accompaniment by former Ohio Ballet Music Director, David Fisher. Read More...