Meet our newest dancer, Demetrius Lee! “Meachie” is joining Verb for the summer as a Junior Apprentice before attending Boston Conservatory on full scholarship in the fall. He recently graduated from Cleveland School of the Arts and has already travelled all over the country for his young dance career. His preferred dance styles are contemporary and modern, but he is grateful for the technical strength ballet brings. Demetrius says that when he isn’t dancing, he loves to watch movies, take photos, and go out with friends!
Demetriuis Lee was born and raised in Cleveland, Ohio where he began his dance training at Cleveland Inner-City Ballet under the direction of Chandra Ford-White. Later, he studied at the Cleveland School of the Arts then went on to the Tri- C Creative Arts Dance Academy from 2015-2020 while being a full-time high school student. He has also studied at various summer intensives on scholarship including San Francisco Ballet, Houston Ballet, Joffrey Ballet, and American Dance Festival. Lee just graduated from Cleveland School of the Arts, in the top 10 of his class. This year, Demetrius is a recipient of the Presidential Scholarship Award for the dance division at Boston Conservatory at Berklee where he will be receiving his BFA in dance in 2024. Furthermore, he has performed works by Christorpher Huggins, Darrell Moultrie, Troy Powell, Kay Eichman, Deshona Pepper- Robinson, and so many more. Demetrius is so excited and blessed to be able hold a place as an junior apprentice at Verb Ballets for the 2020-21 season.