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Meet Joshua L. Peugh

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World Premiere at EJ Thomas Hall

February 26, 2022 7:30pm

Verb Ballets presents its world premiere of recently commissioned Romeo and Juliet with choreography by Joshua L. Peugh. Peugh, and award-winning choreographer, has been named as one of Dance Magazine’s “25 to Watch.” In this new contemporary ballet, the plot and structure of Shakespeare’s play with live music by distinguished pianist, Nathan Carterette. Peugh takes adventurous approach to exploring the intersecting themes of freedom and mortality, while reflecting poignant issues of our current political and social reality.Through his work, Peugh aims for audiences to connect, interact, and react to one another in the depths of our humanness.

EJ Thomas COVID-19 Safety Protocols

This production the auditorium will be sold at half capacity to allow for social distancing. All guests are required to wear masks in the theatre regardless of vaccination status. See details here.


February 26, 2022 7:30pm
E.J. Thomas Hall
198 Hill St Akron, OH 44325


$30/ $10
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Director & Choreographer

Joshua L. Peugh

Joshua L. Peugh is the Founder and Artistic Director of Dark Circles Contemporary Dance and Co-founder of Fair Assembly. A graduate of Southern Methodist University, he has created work for festivals in Asia, Europe, and North America, winning awards for his choreography in South Korea, Japan, Canada, and the USA. He was the recipient of the Grand Prize at the McCallum Theatre’s 18th Annual Choreography Festival and was chosen as one of Dance Magazine‘s “25 to Watch.” Joshua served as choreographer for legendary soprano Kathleen Battle’s concert Underground Railroad – A Spiritual Journey and was the 2018 recipient of the Natalie Skelton Award for Artistic Excellence.

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