About the artist:
VERB Ballets, a non-profit contemporary ballet company based in Shaker Heights, presents dynamic programming through bold artistry, classic and contemporary style and technical excellence that captivates audience seasoned and unfamiliar with ballet. As one of the oldest dance organizations in Cleveland, Verb Ballets is proud to produce high caliber work and connect with communities in performance and creative/educational outreach from whenever possible.
Individual programs such as “WiggleWords” reinforce the alphabet and enhance Pre-K to 4nd Grade students’ literacy skills in spelling, phonics rules and application, rhyming and storytelling in a physicalized manner; “Shape Imagination” connects movement with mathematics principles, including lines, angles and two and three- dimensional shapes. Other programs introduce students to the culture and fine arts in the continent of Asia. All programs allow students to work individually and in groups utilizing the four elements of dance: Body, Energy/Effort, Space [Movement] and Time (BEST) and can be customized to connect to almost any Content Standard giving students the opportunity to engage in 21st Century skills necessary for critical and creative problem solving, leadership and team building and information and inquiry-based learning developing positive self-image.