Tour to Cuba

International collaboration with Laura Alonso's ProDanza


Season Update due to COVID-19

Performances and events


New Digital Class Library

Ways to move at home

March 31, 2020

Bolero Together

Video by Emily DietzVerb Ballets keeps dancing together even when we are apart! Please enjoy this excerpt of an audience favorite, Heinz Poll’s, Bolero. We promise you’ve never seen it…
March 24, 2020

Help the dancers of Verb Ballets

We the dancers of Verb Ballets are deeply touched that our organization has committed to continuing to support us during the COVID-19 crisis. Our top priority is to work together…
March 23, 2020

Season Updates Due to COVID-19

The health and safety of our entire community including our patrons, students, dancers, and staff is of the utmost importance to us. Verb Ballets has announced cancellations and postponements due to…

Classes Cancelled due to COVID-19

We appreciate all your patience and continued commitment as we have been monitoring the situation around COVID-19. At this time, we cancelled all classes and will reevaluate consistently given the situation. We want ensure the safety and well being of our students in hopes to do our part to flatten the curve. We appreciate your understanding and patience during this challenging time.

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.