Verb Ballets First International Tour to Taiwan 

Verb Ballets embarked on their first international tour to Taiwan April 10-April 24, 2017 through the support of the Cleveland Foundation's Creative Fusion program. During the two week tour, the company will reunite with choreographer Lee Ming-Cheng and Taiwanese dance company, BodyEDT. The two dance companies will then perform a shared program at the National Theatre & Concert Hall in Taipei, Taiwan for four performances running April 21-23, 2017. While on tour, the dancers will be conducting outreach in local schools. 
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Cheers to 30 Years! Verb Ballets Benefit Party at Historic Calfee Building 

Come dance the night away and celebrate Verb Ballets’ big 3-0 Birthday on Saturday, May 20, 2017! Party in style with music, dancing and delicious food stations by Trifles Catering plus a special performance by Verb Ballets. Calfee, Halter & Griswold LLP have opened the doors to their Cleveland headquarters in the historic building, now known as The Calfee Building, on the corner of East Sixth Street and Rockwell Avenue in downtown Cleveland. The benefit party will take place in the breathtaking two-story atrium with a balcony that overlooks the beautifully restored marble and stone two-story grand lobby and mezzanine.  This exquisite building is on the National Register of Historic Places and combines elegance of early 20th century Cleveland architecture, with the efficiency and technology of the 21st century.   Read More...

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' 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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Dance Legend Laura Alonso coaches dancers in Cuban Ballet Method 

It is with honor that Verb Ballets hosts dance legend Laura Alonso for a two month residency through The Cleveland Foundation Creative Fusion: Cuba Edition. Laura Alonso, is the daughter of world famous Cuban ballerina Alicia Alonso and herself a renowned ballet teacher with a 25-year career performing with Ballet Nacional de Cuba.  
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