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Cleveland Havana Ballet

By August 24, 2018March 6th, 2019One Comment

Verb Ballets and ProDanza of Cuba have joined forces in an international collaboration to form The Cleveland Havana Ballet Project. Lead by Dr. Margaret Carlson of Verb Ballets and Laura Alonso of ProDanza the project is seeking bookings for the 2019-20 season. The Cleveland Havana Ballet showcases uniquely Cuban story ballets and innovative American repertory. The Cleveland Havana Ballet highlights the technical virtuosity associated with Cuban ballet with the bold style of American contemporary ballet. View available customizable tour packages below.

Le Chevalier, The Black Mozart

Touring programs of full-length classical ballets include Le Chevalier, The Black Mozart based on Joseph Bologne-recognized as the first classic composer of African origin. The ballet highlights his life known as much for his symphonies as his swordsmanship.

Custom Repertory Programs

Other tour packages can be customized featuring dynamic repertory programs of captivating artistry, unique styles and technical excellence. Including works by Adam Houghland, Antonio Brown (Bill T Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company), and Tommie-Waheed Evans (Philadanco!).

Interested in booking? Let's Talk!

International Tanzmesse NRW 2018 Booth #38
August 29 – September 1, 2018 Düsseldorf, Germany

Ohio Arts Presenters Conference Both #1
October 14-16, 2018  Dayton, Ohio, USA

APAP: Association of Performing Arts Professionals Booth #408 Rhinelander
January 4-8, 2019

To arrange a meeting at APAP please contact Jen Garlando, Director of Marketing & PR at email

Dr. Margaret Carlson

Producing Artistic Director, Verb Ballets

Producing Artistic Director of Verb Ballets, Dr. Carlson has been with the organization for 15 years leading the company to national prominence. Having completed a successful tour of Taiwan in 2017, the company will be toured Cuba in early 2018. The company has been recognized as one of 25 dance companies to watch in America. Dr. Carlson had a long career as a performer, working as a principal ballet dancer with Cleveland Ballet and performer in numerous musical theatre tours across America. Later, she was a university professor, and was Dean of Dance at the Hong Kong Academy. She is currently working on a film called, No Dominion. Her doctorate is from Durham University, UK.

Laura Alonso

Directora General, ProDanza of Cuba

Laura Alonso, daughter of world famous ballerina Alicia Alonso is known as a teacher, coach and an expert at staging the classics. Ms. Alonso had a 25 year performing career with Ballet Nacional de Cuba. As an award winning teacher and coach she travels the world teaching and staging the classics. Ms. Alonso has served as an international coach, jury member and teacher at the Jackson International Ballet Competition, the Concours Internationale de Dance de Paris, France, the Alicia Alonso International Ballet Competition and other competitions. Alonso founded the international dance school, Centro Pro Danza.