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Contemporary CreationsNews
April 29, 2021

What is Love?

Christopher L. Huggins has become an Internationally renowned choreographer. Mr. Huggins has created ballets for Philadanco!, Alvin Ailey American Dance Theatre, and Dance Theatre of Harlem just to name a…
Contemporary CreationsNews
April 27, 2021

Luck and Fortune

Liu Mo graduated from the renowned Beijing Dance Academy with a degree in Classical Chinese. He then served as an instructor in the foundations of Classical Chinese dance at the…
Contemporary CreationsNews
April 26, 2021

World of Another

Imagine creating a ballet without ever stepping into the studio. Verb Ballets commissioned a new company work this season from award winning choreographer, Stephanie Martinez. Using a computer and a…
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confident and polished, the Verb’s dancers shone

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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.