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Ballet with a bite: Columbia City Ballet meets Dracula

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Artistic and Executive Director for the Columbia City Ballet, William Starrett, is watching his performers prepare for Dracula. Artistic and Executive Director for the Columbia City Ballet, William Starrett, is watching his performers prepare for Dracula.
Dancers warm up before rehearsal. Dancers warm up before rehearsal.

By: Beth Lemmonds

Halloween gives people an opportunity to transform into something they're not. There is a certain appeal to having an alter ego for the night. But at the Koger Center, dancers have been preparing to bring out their inner vampire for over a month.

If you want to skip the usual trick or treating, the Columbia City Ballet is showcasing Dracula October 29-31. The adult Halloween event of the season features all new costume designs, surround sound and blooding curdling effects.  Blood, fangs and death are just of the few things you will find in this Halloween cult classic.

William Starrett is the Artistic and Executive Director for the Columbia City Ballet.

"If you've never seen a ballet, this is the perfect one to see," he says.

If you are thinking about catching this ballet with a bite, make sure to leave your children at home.

"There have been a lot of children conceived after Dracula. You're guaranteed to get lucky because it's very sensual and it's not for kids," says Starrett.

If you can't make it to this weekend's performance, the City of Columbia ballet will be showcasing The Nutcracker on December 12-13 and 19-20.

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