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 Alonso of ProDanza the project is seeking bookings for the 2019-20 season. The Cleveland Havana Ballet showcases uniquely Cuban story ballets and innovative American repertory. The Cleveland Havana Ballet highlights the technical virtuosity associated with Cuban ballet with the bold style of American contemporary ballet. View available customizable tour packages below.
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Dr. Margaret Carlson
International Tanzmesse NRW 2018 Booth #38
August 29 – September 1, 2018 Düsseldorf, Germany
Ohio Arts Presenters Conference Both #1
October 14-16, 2018 Dayton, Ohio, USA
APAP: Association of Performing Arts Professionals Booth #TBA
January 4-8, 2019 NYC, NY, USA
Dr. Margaret Carlson
Producing Artistic Director of Verb Ballets, Dr. Carlson has been with the organization for 15 years leading the company to national prominence. Having completed a successful tour of Taiwan in 2017, the company will be toured Cuba in early 2018. The company has been recognized as one of 25 dance companies to watch in America. Dr. Carlson had a long career as a performer, working as a principal ballet dancer with Cleveland Ballet and performer in numerous musical theatre tours across America. Later, she was a university professor, and was Dean of Dance at the Hong Kong Academy. She is currently working on a film called, No Dominion. Her doctorate is from Durham University, UK.
Laura Alonso, daughter of world famous ballerina Alicia Alonso is known as a teacher, coach and an expert at staging the classics. Ms. Alonso had a 25 year performing career with Ballet Nacional de Cuba. As an award winning teacher and coach she travels the world teaching and staging the classics. Ms. Alonso has served as an international coach, jury member and teacher at the Jackson International Ballet Competition, the Concours Internationale de Dance de Paris, France, the Alicia Alonso International Ballet Competition and other competitions. Alonso founded the international dance school, Centro Pro Danza.