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…
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…
November 30, 2018

Dance Legacy: Celebrating the Life of Ian Horvath

Verb Ballets celebrates the life and work of Ian Horvath on February 9, 2019 in an evening titled Dance Legacy: Celebrating the Life of Ian Horvath. The three-part performance will…
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…
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…
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…
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…
November 3, 2018

White Party

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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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 -…
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…
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…
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,…
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…
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…
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…
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.…
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…
CPT ChoreographerNews
May 9, 2018


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…
CPT ChoreographerNews
May 9, 2018


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…