NeoClassical Lines

Private livestream performance on October 9, 2020


Fall Kids Classes Enrolling Now

Small group in-studio and virtual options


In studio dance classes for adults

New health and safety guidelines

August 17, 2020

Meet Kelly

Meet our company dancer Kelly Korfhage. “Kelly the Shell/Kelisha/Kelly-K” is in her 5th season with the company. Her favorite pieces to perform are Adagio for Two Dancers and Schubert Waltzes…
August 7, 2020

Meet Demetrius

Meet our newest dancer, Demetrius Lee! “Meachie” is joining Verb for the summer as a Junior Apprentice before attending Boston Conservatory on full scholarship in the fall. He recently graduated…
Classical VariationsNews
July 24, 2020

Raymonda’s Wedding

Verb Ballets mounts the classic, Raymonda's Wedding. The ballet opens with the ensemble in beautiful radiant tutus, full of spirited czardas rhythms. Both directors Dr. Margaret Carlson and Richard Dickinson,…

Studio Reopening

We are excited to announce that we will be welcoming our adult Dance For Everyone students back to the studio for in-person classes starting Monday, June 8th! These small in-person classes will operate on an adjusted schedule, and will implement enhanced health and safety procedures. Prior to entering the studio each student will be required to complete a contact tracing form that will include your email, phone number, address and emergency contact information.
Class Schedule

confident and polished, the Verb’s dancers shone

Dance International Magazine

classical ballet with a dash of American modern dance

International dance critics review

The audience - love the work - got to their feet for the dancers’ curtain calls

Roger Durbin, Knight Arts

Verb Ballets is a contemporary ballet company based in Northeast Ohio that presents dynamic programming. Under the leadership of Dr. Margaret Carlson, former principal dancer for Cleveland Ballet, and Richard Dickinson, MFA, former Ohio Ballet dancer, the company is committed to the creation and mounting of dance works of the highest caliber. For over 30 years the company has fostered dance appreciation and nurtured wellness through movement in outreach and education programs. Internationally acclaimed, the company has toured Cuba and Taiwan.