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July 12, 2019

New Company Manager

Verb Ballets is pleased to welcome Nakiasha Moore-Dunson to the newly created position of Company Manager for the 2019-20 season. In this new role she will assist Dr. Margaret Carlson, Producing Artistic…
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June 7, 2019

Summer Series Kicks Off The 2019-20 Season

Verb Ballets will delight audiences this summer with performances throughout Northeast Ohio with entertaining programming and brilliant dancing. The featured works will range from story ballets to instrumental rock ballets.…
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May 18, 2019

Cain Park

Verb Ballets presents Mowgli’s Jungle Adventures choreographed by Associate Artistic Director Richard Dickinson on June 28, 2019, at 8PM at Cain Park. Shah Capital Management is proud to be the…
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May 18, 2019

Dance Showcase

Join us for a celebratory evening of dance, Dance Showcase presented by Terry and Sheldon Adelman, featuring many of Northeast Ohio’s finest dancers. This year, Playhose Square is thrilled to…
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April 29, 2019

Fresh Inventions at DanceWorks 2019

Verb Ballets returns to DanceWorks 2019 with vibrant performances that highlight bold artistry through a dancer’s lens. Fresh Inventions provides an artistic development opportunity for dancers to experience the other…
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April 29, 2019

Moving Connections

Verb Ballets and the Akron Art Museum are proud to announce the return of Moving Connections Wednesdays beginning May 1 through May 29, 2019 at 11:30 am.Akron Art Museum 1 South…
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April 5, 2019

Junior Trainee Summer Camps

Verb Ballets invites students ages 16 and older who are studying at the advanced level for the Junior Trainee Summer Camp. The Junior Trainee Summer Camp seeks to develop young,…
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April 5, 2019

Summer Dance Camp

Verb Ballets invites students ages 7-14 who are studying ballet for the Dance Camp led by Kenya Woods from June 10-14, 2019. The Dance Camp seeks to develop young dancers…
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March 26, 2019

Mowgli’s Jungle Adventures

EJ Thomas Hall 198 Hill St. Akron, OH 44325$5 Tickets- Processing fees apply The 12:30pm shows are open to the general public.Children’s Concert Society presents Verb Ballets new story ballet…
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March 7, 2019

Dance for Everyone Spring Open House

Join us to for the Spring community open house at the new Verb Ballets Center for Dance on Sunday, March 24, 2019 from 2:00-4:00pm. Verb Ballets welcomes students of all…
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March 6, 2019

Cuban Ballet Masterclass with Laura Alonso

Verb Ballets is pleased to present a masterclass taught by Laura Alonso. This Advanced/ Intermediate Advanced Cuban Ballet class is intended for ballet or dance students from 13 years old…
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March 6, 2019

Laura Alonso Returns to Verb Ballets

The Cleveland Havana Ballet Project returns to Cleveland with Cuban dance legend, Laura Alonso. Verb Ballets and Pro Danza continue their international collaboration with a month-long cultural exchange in Cleveland.…
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February 6, 2019

Kay Eichman in Studio

Verb Ballets is excited to welcome Kay Eichman in studio. Eichman joined Cleveland Ballet in 1976, in its first season at the Hanna Theatre. A distinguished 15-year career ensued, including…
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January 29, 2019

No Dominion Film

No Dominion: The Ian Horvath Story seeks to shed new light on the life and accomplishments of late artist Ian Horvath. After a successful career as a professional dancer and…
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January 31, 2019

Margaret Mullin in Studio

Margaret Mullin, a renowned soloist with Pacific Northwest Ballet, received a prestigious fellowship from the Princess Grace Foundation. Mullin began her training at Ballet Arts Tucson with Mary-Beth Cabana, a…
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December 1, 2018

World AIDS Day

On World AIDS Day we remember Cleveland dance legend and an AIDS advocate Ian Horvath. After a successful career as a professional dancer and founding Artistic Director of the Cleveland…
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December 17, 2018

Holiday Dance Classes

Join us to for three special holiday festive classes will take place from 10:00am -11:30am on December 26-28, 2019.  Verb Ballets welcomes students age 12+  wishing to study dance for…
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January 24, 2019

Peter and the Wolf

Join Verb Ballets for family fun matinee of Peter and the Wolf. The story ballet choreographed by Pamela Pribisco is a captivating 30-minute set to the well know classical music…
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November 30, 2018

Live @ Noon

Join Verb Ballets on Friday, January 4, 2019 for Live @ Noon an exclusive working rehearsal with Margaret Mullin. Margaret Mullin, a renowned soloist with Pacific Northwest Ballet, received a…
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November 21, 2018

Looking back on 2018

It has been an amazing year! Take a moment to watch highlights from our incredible season. None of this would be possible without the generous support of individuals like you! Wishing…
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November 20, 2018

Twirl Around the World

Join us at One World Shop in Rocky River to support Verb Ballets on December 7, 2018 from 5:00-8:00pm. During the event 15% of the net sales raised will be…
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November 12, 2018

Dance for Everyone Open House

Join us to for the community open house at the new Verb Ballets Center for Dance on Sunday, December 9, 2018 from 2:00-5:00pm. Verb Ballets welcomes students of all ages…
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November 3, 2018

Spring Gala 2019

Save the date for the White Party on Friday, April 12, 2019 at the Verb Ballets Center for Dance to benefit Verb Ballets! Details coming soon! New Verb Ballets Center…
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October 22, 2018

Live @ Noon

Join Verb Ballets for an exclusive working rehearsal of a new ballet by Kay Eichman. Kay Eichman received her early ballet training from Pat Leclercq in New Orleans. She later…
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October 12, 2018

Ohio Arts Professional Network

Verb Ballets is excited to participate in the 2018 OAPN Block Booking Conference on October 14-16, 2018 in Dayton, Ohio. Come see us at Booth #1! Verb Ballets brings exceptional…
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October 8, 2018

Grand Opening Celebration

Verb Ballets is pleased to announce the community grand opening of the Verb Ballets Center for Dance on Friday, October 19, 2018 from 4:00pm-6:00pm. Verb Ballets will be joined by…
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September 27, 2018

New Verb Ballets Center for Dance Opens

Construction is finished! The drywall has been hung, walls have been primed, the sprung floors and marley have been installed. It's official, the new home is open!  Located at 3558 Lee…
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September 26, 2018

Verb Ballets to offer classes seven days a week

Dance For Everyone will now offer classes seven days a week! Beginning October 15, 2018, Verb Ballets' Dance For Everyone (DFE) program is launching an expanded roster of classes ! If you danced…
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August 29, 2018

Verb Ballets attends Internationale Tanzmesse NRW 2018

Verb Ballets' Directors, Dr. Margaret Carlson and Richard Dickinson are proud to be part of the American Dance Abroad U.S. Delegation attending the internationale tanzmesse NRW in Germany from August…
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August 24, 2018

Cleveland Havana Ballet

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…
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August 26, 2018

Verb Ballets unveils plans to relocate to The Dealership in Shaker Heights

Verb Ballets unveils plans to relocate to The Dealership in Shaker Heights Zachary Lewis, The Plain Dealer, August 16, 2018CLEVELAND, Ohio -In keeping with its active name, Cleveland's Verb Ballets…
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August 2, 2018

Meet the conductor

Verb Ballets is excited to perform with the Lakeside Symphony Orchestra on Saturday, August 4, 2018 at 8:15pm. The Lakeside Symphony Orchestra is made up of more than 90 musicians…
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August 10, 2018

Announcing Verb Ballets New Home

Verb Ballets is proud to announce it is moving to a new home at 3558 Lee Road in Shaker Heights. Located near the corner of Lee and Chagrin Boulevard, the…
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July 30, 2018

Review: Verb Ballets pays tribute to Heinz Poll, late dancer in Firestone Park program

Review: Verb Ballets pays tribute to Heinz Poll, late dancer in Firestone Park program By Kerry Clawson, The Akron Beacon Journal, July 30, 2018 Photos Dale Dong AKRON, Ohio -…
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July 11, 2018

Richard Dickinson promoted to Associate Artistic Director

Verb Ballets announces the promotion of Richard Dickinson, MFA to Associate Artistic Director. Dickinson has been with the company for over eight years in different capacities. In addition to his…
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July 2, 2018

Welcome choreographer Charles Anderson

Help us welcome national choreographer Charles Anderson back in studio the week of July 2- July 6, 2018. Charles Anderson is a former member of New York City Ballet and…
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June 29, 2018

Verb Ballets Summer Series Kicks Off

Verb Ballets showcases performances throughout Northeast Ohio this summer with captivating choreography and a passionate dance. The contemporary ballet company's Summer Series include performances at Cain Park on June 29th,…
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June 19, 2018

Welcome to the new dancers and company promotions

Verb Ballets welcomes new dancers and trainees to the company for the 2018-19 season. The group of four new dancers hail from all over the country. We are also pleased…
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June 12, 2018

Afterglow Party

Join us for an afterglow party on June 29, 2018 following the Cain Park performance at the beautiful home of James Graham and David Dusek, conveniently located just minutes from…
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June 7, 2018

New Tuesday Classes

New for the summer- Tuesday evening classes at Verb Ballets! Dance for Everyone community dance classes at Verb Ballets studio open to anyone who share the love of dance. Tuesday…
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June 7, 2018

What goes into training as a dancer

Have you ever wondered what dancers must do to prepare for the stage? It takes lots of hard work. Verb Ballets dancers take an hour and half class every day.…
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May 16, 2018

Intensive Inventions

Last year Verb Ballets led a successful Choreography Intensive providing professional dancers throughout Northeast Ohio specialized training to step into the role of choreographer. For the 2017-18 season Verb Ballets…
CPT ChoreographerNews
May 9, 2018

Stolen Images

What inspires you to find your movement?   For this particular piece, certain memories I have with my family and friends inspired each step. I made a certain word or phrase…
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May 9, 2018

Deforestation

Tell us a bit about you piece is there a story line? My piece is quite simply entitled Deforestation. I have always had a love for nature and have admired environmental…
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May 9, 2018

Aves

How do you use your dancers, and what do they contribute to your choreography? I’m fortunate enough to get to choreograph on dancers that I work with every day. So…
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May 9, 2018

contemplate as a possibility

What does the title of your new work mean? en·vis·age ~ contemplate or conceive of as a possibility or a desirable future event. How would you describe your movement style?  Swirling movement cast upon a…
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May 9, 2018

Three Graces

Tell us a bit about your piece?  Like most choreographers, I like to leave the interpretation up to the individual audience member.  I had many ideas roaming around in my head…
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April 27, 2018

“K281,” Set to Mozart Piano Sonata as Centerpiece of Upcoming Performance

“K281,” Set to Mozart Piano Sonata as Centerpiece of Upcoming Performance By Victor Lucas, CoolCleveland, April 25, 2018 Photo Susan Bestul We spent a couple of hours at Verb Ballets’…
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April 27, 2018

Verb Ballets’ ‘Spring Series’ program to feature Adam Hougland ballet

Verb Ballets' Spring Series’ program to feature Adam Hougland ballet By Steve Sucato, International Arts Writer/Critic, April 25, 2018 Photo Susan Bestul Fresh off a successful tour to Cuba in March,…
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April 5, 2018

Guest blog on American Dance Abroad

#Cleveland Havana Ballet By Guest Blog by Kate Webb Verb Ballets Dancer, American Dance Abroad, April 5, 2018 American Dance Abroad Guest Blog by Kate Webb, Verb Ballets Dancer What…
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April 3, 2018

Observe rehearsal with Jill Marlow Krutzkamp

Observe rehearsal with Jill Marlow Kruztkamp Join Verb Ballets for an exclusive lunch time rehearsal viewing with Jill Marlow Krutzkamp. Jill Marlow Krutzkamp is a Pilates and wellness director, and…
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March 6, 2018

Verb Ballets lands in Cuba

Verb Ballets lands in Cuba, begins launch of Cleveland Havana Ballet By Zachary Lewis, The Plain Dealer , March 6, 2018 Photo Bill Naiman CLEVELAND, Ohio - A project bringing…
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February 21, 2018

Havana Nights

Havana Nights Gala Friday, April 20, 2018 7:00-11:00PM The Ballroom at Park Lane 10510 Park Lane Cleveland, OH 44106   Nadia & Thomas Wearsch Gala Chairs Leslie Davidson               Leslie Kaufman…
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February 1, 2018

Save the Date for Havana Nights!

Save the date for the Spring Gala celebration in honor of the company's return from Cuba! Havana Nights Friday, April 20, 2018 7:00PM The Ballroom at Park Lane   Nadia…
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February 14, 2018

Observe rehearsal with Laura Alonso

Observe rehearsal with Laura Alonso Join Verb Ballets for an exclusive lunch time rehearsal viewing on March 2, 2018 at Noon with Cuban dance legend Laura Alonso. The daughter of…
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January 9, 2018

2017-18 Season Brochure

Verb Ballets 2017-18 Season Brochure Tickets are on sale now! Get the best seats in the house for Verb Ballets performances across Northeast Ohio.  The company has a main stage…
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January 5, 2018

Cleveland Havana Ballet Tour

In the spring of 2018, two ballet companies will join forces in an international collaboration to form the Cleveland Havana Ballet. Starring the dancers of Cleveland's Verb Ballets led by…
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January 5, 2018

To Cuba Now Tour

Once in a lifetime opportunity to experience Cuba Verb Ballets embarks on an international tour to Cuba in March 2018 to join Laura Alonso's ProDanza. Join Verb Ballets for the…
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December 19, 2017

The Cleveland Havana Ballet?

The Cleveland Havana Ballet? Yes—Meet the Two Companies Joining Forces for a Rare Collaboration By Amy Brandt of Pointe Magazine , December 19, 2017 Photo Bill Naiman Ever since President Obama…
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December 17, 2017

Cleveland’s Verb Ballets headed to Cuba on cultural mission

Cleveland's Verb Ballets headed to Cuba on cultural mission to co-found Cleveland Havana Ballet By Zachary Lewis, The Plain Dealer , December 17, 2017 Photo Susan Bestul CLEVELAND, Ohio -…
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December 2, 2017

Tis the season for Nutcrackers

Verb Ballets dancers make guest appearances in local productions across Northeast Ohio Tis the season for the holiday favorite, The Nutcracker. This year Verb Ballets' dancers are making guest appearances…
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November 13, 2017

2017-18 Season Ticket Brochure

Tickets on sale now! BUY EARLY & $AVE! Get the best seats in the house for Verb Ballets performances across Northeast Ohio. The company has a main stage performances as…
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November 13, 2017

Educational partnership with Fairmount Center for the Arts

Verb Ballets showcases educational partnership with Fairmount Center Young student dancers of Fairmount Center for the Arts Fairmount Center for the Arts has been recognized as the Best Dance/Theater Instruction Studio'…
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November 10, 2017

The AdVerb Project performs at Cleveland Dance Fest

The AdVerb Project rekindles the love of dance for adults  AdVerb Project performing at local nursing home A group comprised of adults has rekindled an appreciation of dance and wants to…
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November 3, 2017

Surfacing memories into movement

Choreographer, Dianne McIntyre brings the stories of seniors to life   Verb Ballet had the honor of working with guest choreographer and multi-award-winning artist Dianne McIntyre. Her career spans four decades…
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November 3, 2017

Winter Dance Workshop

Verb Ballets is excited to offer a Winter Dance Workshop on January 4-5, 2018 at The University of Akron. This full day program will help you improve and strengthen your…
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September 18, 2017

Meet choreographer Adam Hougland

Meet choreographer Adam Hougland Verb Ballets welcomes internationally acclaimed choreographer Adam Hougland in studio the week of September 18-22, 2017. Hougland's works have been performed nation wide. He is recognized…
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August 1, 2017

Review: Verb Ballets showcases classic and cutting-edge works

Review: Verb Ballets showcases classic and cutting-edge works at Firestone Park August 1, 2017 By Kerry Clawson, Beacon Journal arts writerVerb Ballets celebrated its 30th anniversary with some things old and…
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June 26, 2017

Meet choreographer Tommie-Waheed Evans

Meet choreographer Tommie-Waheed Evans It is with great excitement that Verb Ballets hosts guest choreographer Tommie-Waheed Evans in-studio from June 26-30, 2017. Tommie-Waheed Evans danced with PHILADANCO! and Complexions Contemporary…