Carnival Macabre

A cinematic dance-rock experience on October 30, 2020


Fall Kids Classes Enrolling Now

Small group in-studio and virtual options


Peter and the Wolf

Akron Civic Theatre November 8, 2020


In studio dance classes for adults

New health and safety guidelines

Neil ZazaNews
October 21, 2020

Meet Neil Zaza

Neil Zaza is a world renowned instrumental guitarist who has become known for his technical accuracy and adaptation of classical works by Bach and Mozart into his own blend of…
Neil ZazaNews
October 21, 2020

Metal Head + Choreographer

Photos: Kolman Rosenberg Antonio Morillo is a first-generation Cuban American born in Florida. He joined Verb Ballets in 2016 and has choreographed five works for Verb Ballets including a work…
October 6, 2020

Verbiculture Fall 2020

Verb Ballets' first ever digital magazine! Get the inside scoop on what is going on behind the scenes with choreographer interviews, videos, articles and more. Hit to read in fullscreen…

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.