Verb Ballets Mission and Vision
Verb Ballets mission is to ignite audience passion and participation in contemporary ballet through performance, outreach programs and community engagement. Our vision is to be a nationally recognized leader in performing dance works of the highest caliber; a catalyst to promote learning, nurture wellness and encourage dialogue about the dance art form; and a thought leader in cultivating dance appreciation and support throughout the region.
About Verb Ballets
Verb Ballets is a contemporary ballet company based out of Shaker Heights that highlights the artistry of emerging choreographers paired with classic balletic works that have moved audiences for decades
Verb Ballets is honored to work with organizations in the community including Hiram College, John Carroll University, University of Akron, Children's Concert Society, Fairmount Center for the Arts and Saint Ignatius High School.
Verb Ballets and Ohio Dance Theatre have formed a cross-county strategic alliance for the 2015-16 season.
Verb Ballets is led by Dr. Margaret Carlson, Producing Artistic Director and Richard Dickinson, MFA, Associate Director.
Education + Outreach
Education and Outreach staff support the art form.
Verb Ballets is comprised of eight classically trained dancers.
Under the direction of Dr. Margaret Carlson, Producing Artistic Director and Richard Dickinson, MFA, Associate Director, Verb Ballets is proud to present cutting edge choreography paired with classic balletic works that have moved audiences for decades.