Three Ladies of Dance Workshop on March 25, 2017

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. 

Cost is $75 for the full day and includes 3 masterclasses, snacks and ticket to the evening performance of Verb Ballets at the Breen Center.
Contact Desmond Davis, Coordinator of Education & Outreach at email or 216-397-3757 for more information.

Intensive Schedule with Dance Professionals

Roni Mahler 
Technique 10:00-11:30am
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Roni Mahler is a former ballerina who danced principal roles with American Ballet Theater and The National Ballet of Washington (D.C). She had a long tenure with the Cleveland San Jose Ballet Company as its Ballet Mistress. She was a former faculty member at the Juilliard and the Joffrey Schools and has taught at The Alvin Ailey School, Ballet Academy East, and Ballet Tech. Mahler is the recipient of the 2003 President's Award from the Dance Masters of America, the 1992 the Dance Educators of America Award and the 1994 Artistic Achievement Award from the Chicago National Association of Dance Masters. 

Lunch Break 11:30-12:00pm Please pack snacks will be provided

Laura Alonso  
Classical Variations Noon-1:00pm 
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Ms. Alonso had a 25-year career performing with Ballet National de Cuba including soloist work in all of the traditional classics. This master class is part of Laura Alonso's two month residency with Verb Ballets through The Cleveland Foundation's Creative Fusion: Cuba Edition.  During her residency she will train Verb dancers, host master classes in the community and stage select repertoire from the classical ballet repertoire. 

Aseelah Shareef 
Horton-Based Modern Dance 1:30-2:45pm
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Aseelah Shareef is a dancer, educator, and arts/non-profit administrator. Her dance training began at the Palm Beach County School of the Arts in Florida and then she went on to study at the prestigious Alvin Ailey Summer Dance Program. She has performed with Cleveland Contemporary Dance Theatre and Step Afrika! She maintains her dance training through the Lester Horton technique and West African dance study.

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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