Peter and the Wolf

Private live stream performance on August 14, 2020


City is Our Stage

Sight-specific performances around Cleveland on August 15, 2020


Arts in August

Drive-in performance on August 8, 2020


In studio dance classes for adults

New health and safety guidelines

Classical VariationsNews
July 24, 2020

Raymonda’s Wedding

Verb Ballets mounts the classic, Raymonda's Wedding. The ballet opens with the ensemble in beautiful radiant tutus, full of spirited czardas rhythms. Both directors Dr. Margaret Carlson and Richard Dickinson,…
July 23, 2020

Pursuing ballet as a Korean American

Company member Daniel Cho wrote an article for Dance Magazine about pursuing ballet as a first generation Korean American. Born and raised in San Francisco, California, he didn't begin to…
July 15, 2020

Black Lives Matter

A Statement from the Board of Verb Ballets  Admittedly, we, the members of the Verb Ballets Board of Directors, are late in responding to the violence against George Floyd, Breonna…

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.