Dance Alive National Ballet brings Dracula to the stage for Halloween season

Press release from Dance Alive National Ballet

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – Dracula returns to Gainesville in a swirl of fog this spooky season.

Dance Alive National Ballet is excited to present Dracula on October 22 at 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. at the Curtis M. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts in Gainesville. Tickets cost between $27 and $49, with discounted rates for children, students, and seniors.

“Dracula is gorgeous dancing by gorgeous dancers,” said Executive Artistic Director Kim Tuttle. “I have the honor of creating with artists of such a high caliber that anything they do in this ballet is memorable and thrilling. Prepare to be stunned!”

Based on the novel by Bram Stoker and choreographed by Tuttle, this Dracula ballet first debuted in 1992 on the Phillips Center stage. Dance Alive’s adaptation features dramatic set design by Margaret Tolbert and scripting by the late Ric Rose.

The ballet surrounds the story of a gentleman, his fiancée, and the dastardly deeds of the evil Count Dracula, performed by Brazilian dancer Gabriel Lopes, Dance Alive’s newest principal.

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Tickets to see Dracula are available for purchase in person at the Phillips Center box office, by phone (352.392.2787 or 800.905.2787) or online. (https://performingarts.ufl.edu/events/dracula/)