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

dancers on stage performing dracula ballet with ominous set in the background

Tickets are available for purchase!

GAINESVILLE, FL – 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 on 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.

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


Founded in 1966 in Gainesville, Florida, Dance Alive National Ballet is the premier touring Company in the southern United States and features an international roster of award-winning dancers. The Company’s repertoire ranges from the quintessential classic, ‘The Nutcracker,’ to the cutting-edge movement of contemporary ballet. Throughout this choreographic tapestry are woven the ballets of Executive Artistic Director Kim Tuttle and Company Choreographer Judy Skinner, whose distinctive styles brand the Company. Dance Alive has toured the Continental United States, Brazil, Cuba, Costa Rica and Russia under the auspices of the NEA, SouthArts, Allied Concert Services, and Conciertos Internacionales. The Company is represented by Siegel Artist Management.

Dance Alive National Ballet is funded in part by the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency in partnership with the Florida Department of State, Division of Arts and Culture, a grant from the City of Gainesville, Parks, Recreation and Cultural Affairs and Visit Gainesville, Alachua County. DANB is a registered 501c[3] not-for-profit organization. A copy of the official registration and financial information may be obtained by calling (800)435-7352. Registration does not imply endorsement, approval or recommendation by the State. FEID#23-7348157; Tax Exempt #85- 8012680863C-7.