The 30-year-old contemporary ballet company will make its premiere at EJ Thomas Hall in Akron with an exciting mix of dances on the program. Known for innovative works that highlight its classically trained dancers, the evening features the audience favorite, Dark Matter, by award winning choreographer, Tommie-Waheed Evans. Audiences can’t resist when ballet meets ballroom in Eight by Benny Goodman set to the famous orchestral music of the 1940s choreographed by Ohio Ballet founder, Heinz Poll. The company will premiere K281 by internationally acclaimed choreographer Adam Hougland. Verb Ballets has received international recognition and recently returned from a prestigious tour of Cuba. International dance critics have reviewed Verb Ballets’ performances as, “classical ballet with a dash of American modern dance”. Verb Ballets had been named one of the 25 dance companies in America to watch by Dance Magazine.