Under the artistic direction of Cassandra Crowley Canton Ballet will present its elegant and mesmerizing contemporary work Dracula…the Ballet in two evening performances on Friday, October 21, and Saturday, October 22, at the Canton Palace Theatre at 7:30 p.m. Featured guest artists will be three Canton Ballet graduates. They are 2006 alumni Zachary Catazaro of New York City Ballet in the role of Dracula and Dillon Shifferly of Western Ballet Theatre Puerto Rico as Renfield. 2004 alumna Kelly Yankle of BalletMet Columbus will dance the role of Mina. Choreographed in two acts by the ballet’s choreographer in residence Angelo Lemmo, Dracula…the Ballet is based on novelist Bram Stoker’s classic gothic romance tale and stunningly retold in the medium of ballet. Lemmo’s original music score is compiled from many genres—New Age, classical and choral, among others—with eerie sounds and special effects throughout. Admission is $18-22 for adults, $14-18 for seniors and $8-10 for children. There is a discount for groups of 10 or more. Reserved seat tickets may be purchased online at www.cantonballet.com and in person or by telephone at 330-455-7220 at the ballet box office in the Canton Cultural Center for the Arts, 1001 Market Ave. N., between 9 am and 5 pm Monday through Thursday. A new party event, Dracula After Bites, will follow the Saturday performance at the nearby Joseph Saxton Gallery of Photography, 521 Cleveland Ave. NW. Light food and drinks will be available at 9:30 pm. The cost per person is $25. The beautifully restored historic Palace Theatre is located at 605 Market Ave. N. in the downtown Canton arts district. There is a wheelchair seating area on the main floor. The theatre box office opens one hour before performance time for advance purchase pickups and walkup sales only. For additional information visit cantonballet.com or call the ballet office at 330-455-7220. Canton Ballet receives operating funds from Arts in Stark and the Ohio Arts Council with additional support from The Repository, Yamaha, Fishers Foods, WHBC, WKSU and WHLO.