Dance Alive National Ballet

Dance Alive National Ballet, founded in 1963 and the premier touring Company in the Southern United States, 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, Company Choreographer Judy Skinner, and newly appointed Resident Choreographer Brian Carey Chung whose distinctive artistic styles brand the company.  Dance Alive National Ballet has toured the Continental United States, Russia, Brazil, Cuba and Costa Rica under the auspices of the NEA, SouthArts, Allied Concert Services and Conciertos Internacionales.  The Company is represented by Siegel Artist Management.

Photo below: Johnston Photography.   Julia Ponomareva as Anna Karinina.

2019-2020 Season

As always, the stars of a performance are the dancers – powerful, expressive, with dazzling technique, sensuality and spectacular performances. The dancers return from wildly successful performances in Havana and on tour to explode on stage of the Phillips Center in 2019.  


September 27th @ 6:30 PM  Cade Museum


October 24th & 25th  @ 7:30 PM   Phillips Center


December 21st @ 2 & &:30 and December 22nd @ 2  Phillips Center


February 14th @ 7:30    Phillips Center


  April 2nd & 3rd @ 7:30  Phillips Center



Photo: Monica Sue Nielsen

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Introducing DANB New Resident Choreographer  Brian  Carey Chung

Choreographer Brian Carey Chung is the founder and artistic director of Collective Body Dance Lab, a New York City project-based creative think tank for the production and performance of new dance. He danced with LINES Ballet, Complexions Contemporary Ballet, Ballet Hispanico of NY, and Armitage Gone! Dance where he was principal dancer, rehearsal director and assistant choreographer to Karole Armitage. He has taught on the faculties of LINES Ballet/SF Dance Center, Peridance Capezio Center, Broadway Dance Center, and Joffrey Ballet School where he continues to teach most summers. He was an Assistant Professor of Ballet at Northern Illinois University and has guest lectured and taught masterclasses internationally at NYU TISCH, Stanford University, University of Hawaii, and University of Arizona, among others.  He created an amazing work for DANB's February TANGO MUCHO MADNESS and will create addition works for DANB for the 2019-2020 season.

1325 NW 2nd Street Gainesville, FL  32601                            Phone/Fax: (352) 373-1166

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