Classical Variations

Private live stream performance on July 31, 2020


In studio dance classes for adults

New health and safety guidelines

May 13, 2020

VERB in action

Verb = expresses action, state, and inflects for tense, aspect, voice, or mood Isolating cannot stop artists from creating! Using our name as a jumping point, Verb Ballets’ company dancers…
May 12, 2020

Dancing with family

When stuck at home, what better way then to teach your family some repertory! Here is an excerpt from Heinz Poll's Eight by Benny Goodman. Kelly has been a dancer…
May 12, 2020

When COVID-19 delays your wedding

When COVID-19 delays their wedding day, company dancer Kate Webb teaches the Don Quixote Wedding Pas de Deux to her fiancé. Kate has danced in the company since 2015. She…

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.
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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.