2021-22 Season

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Heinz Poll Summer Dance Festival

July 30 & 31, 2021 8:45pm


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July 30, 2021


Associate Artistic Director Richard Dickinson, MFA is responsible for training and coaching the company dancers but alos is as a regular company choreographer. He is known for his eclectic style,…
June 22, 2021

Modern Masterclass with Alexis Britford

The Verb Ballets Center for Dance hosts Alexis Britford for a very special community Modern Dance masterclass series. Alexis has been a professional modern dancer for over 12 years, and…
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June 22, 2021


In 1968, Heinz Poll, along with his partner and lighting designer, Thomas Skelton, founded The Chamber Ballet, later to become Ohio Ballet. Under Heinz Poll’s leadership, the Ohio Ballet presented…

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confident and polished, the Verb’s dancers shone

Dance International Magazine

classical ballet with a dash of American modern dance

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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.