Highlights from the Atlantic City Ballet's DRACULA


October 28th, 2015


Jim Wise Theater, Kupfrian Hall

New Jersey Institute of Technology

154 Summit St., Newark, NJ 07102


Based on Bram Stoker’s 1897 classic gothic horror story, DRACULA mixes romance, passion, and horror to create some of the most heart-stopping choreography ever seen on stage.  Experience a new and thrilling Halloween tradition you’ll never forget!

The Atlantic City Ballet has been at the forefront of dance and is widely considered the premier ballet company in its area. Founded in 1982 by artistic director, Phyllis Papa, The Atlantic City Ballet serves as a prime artistic resource to the people of South Jersey. AC Ballet offers access to fully-staged performances by a highly skilled company of professional dancers and educational programs designed to fit the needs of a diverse student population. Their community outreach initiatives encourage appreciation of and participation in the art form. The Company is comprised of a culturally diverse corps of versatile dancers from around the world who hail from four continents-North America, Asia, Europe, and Australia.

For 32 years, the company's season has been anchored by the holiday favorite, “The Nutcracker” and includes such classics as “Sleeping Beauty,”” A Midsummer Night's Dream” and “Swan Lake.” Ms. Papa is most noted for her innovative ballets such as “Dracula,” and her full length “Carmen.”  Since its inception, the Atlantic City Ballet has served as one of the cultural treasures of Southern New Jersey.

Free and Open to the Public



FREE PARKING in the deck located at 154 Summit Street.
First come first serve.

General directions to the NJIT campus

NJIT Campus Maps

Walking Directions

You may park in the NJIT parking deck, which is located at 154 Summit Street.  This is building is no. 1 on the map. Please use the intercom box to identify yourself as guests of the Jim Wise theatre. Once you park, ONLY exit the building on the Summit Street side: press 2 on the elevator.

Once you exit the deck, turn right on Summit Street and walk down the hill.  Cross Warren street at the light and continue walking straight towards a large white stone sculpture of a telephone.  Once you get to the sculpture, turn left and walk towards the green. At the green, turn right.  Kupfrian Hall, building no. 19 on the campus map, will be on the right: the main entrance is at the top of the ramp.  The Jim Wise Theatre is directly to your right after you enter the building.