Summer Dance Intensive at Verb Ballets

Verb Ballets is excited to offer a Summer Dance Intensive on June 12-15th at Verb Ballets Studio in Shaker Heights. This program includes classes in ballet, jazz, musical theatre, contemporary, conditioning and repertory. Classes will be taught by professionals Richard Dickinson, Antwon Duncan, Verb dancers Kate Webb, Christina Lindhout, and Antonio Morillo. 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.   Read More...

Award winning choreographer, Dianne McIntyre brings the stories of Cuban seniors to life

Verb Ballets has had the honor of working this spring with guest choreographer and multi-award winning local artist Dianne McIntyre. Her career spans four decades with choreography for dance, theatre, television and film. In January she participated in the Cleveland Foundation Creative Fusion Cuba Edition in the tour to Cuba with Verb Ballets and five other Cleveland organizations. While in Cuba she gathered the personal life stories of several older adults. Upon returning to Cleveland she began working with Verb Ballets to create dances to tell the stories of these amazing individuals. These inspiring stories have now been brought to life through the beauty and power of dance. Verb Ballets will debut these plus others at Ballet UpClose on May 19, 2017. Read More...

Verb Ballets + Body EDT at DanceWorks 2017

Returning from its two week international tour to Taiwan, Verb Ballets features a shared program with Taiwanese dance company BodyEDT for DanceWorks 2017 presented by Cleveland Public Theatre. Verb Ballets' presents a dynamic evening of works by company dancers Michael Hinton and Antonio Morillo. Lee Ming-Cheng, Artistic Director and Creator of Body Expressions Dance Theatre (BodyEDT) will present the United States premiere of Initial- Space Starting combining movement with installations, digital, technology, and instrumental music.
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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...