Verb Ballets' Producing Artistic Director to attend IABD Conference and Audition

Verb Ballets' Producing Artistic Director, Dr. Margaret Carlson, is attending the 29th Annual International Conference and Festival of Blacks in Dance (IABD) for “Boundless Excellence in Dance,” honoring dance industry trailblazer Robert Battle, Artistic Director of Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater. The conference and festival takes place January 25 - 29, 2017 in Dallas, Texas.

Verb Ballets is a member of IABD. More than 700 participants worldwide are expected to attend the 29th Annual International Conference and Festival in Dallas. The conference and festival is filled with master classes, lecture/demonstrations, panels, workshops, performances and auditions. Carlson will be attending the multi-company audition for professionals conducted by the founding and member companies of IABD. Verb Ballets is seeking male and female dancers for the 17-18 season. Read More...

Verb Ballets Continues the Legacy of Heinz Poll 

Verb Ballets continues the legacy of Heinz Poll, founder of Ohio Ballet, at the Akron Civic Theatre on Friday, February 17, 2017 at 8:00pm. Verb Ballets will showcase new ballets inspired by Poll’s choreography with a company premiere by former principal with Ohio Ballet, Andrew Carroll and Verb Ballets' dancer, Michael Hinton. The program will include the revival of full company classics Schubert Waltzes and Bolero. Plus, there will be live accompaniment by former Ohio Ballet Music Director, David Fisher. Read More...

Verb Ballets heads to Cuba

Verb Ballets is honored to be a participant in The Cleveland Foundation's Creative Fusion: Cuba Edition. Dr. Margaret Carlson, Producing Artistic Director, Richard Dickinson MFA, Associate Director, and Dianne McIntrye, master choreographer, will in Cuba from January 7-14, 2017. Together they will travel with The Cleveland Foundation to participate in historic arts and community engagement projects through the Creative Fusion international artist residency program. This kicks off Verb Ballets' international two month residency program with famous dance legend, Laura Alonso.  Read More...

Creative Fuion: Cuba Edition

The Cleveland Foundation’s Creative Fusion international artist residency program will bring a group of Cuban artists to Cleveland this spring for a cultural exchange with local artists and the Greater Cleveland community. The multidisciplinary cohort includes internationally celebrated artists showcasing the best in architecture, design, printmaking, photography/mixed media, the written word, ballet and modern dance. Verb Ballets will bring artist Laura Alonso, daughter of world famous Cuban ballerina Alicia Alonso to Cleveland for a residency in February and March 2017. Read More...

Ballet UpClose in-studio Series on January 27, 2017

Join Verb Ballets for an in-studio performance on Friday, January 27, 2017 at 7:00pm. The Ballet UpClose series provides an intimate experience and brings an educational perspective into the artistry and work that goes into producing dance on the stage. Read More...