Ballethnic Dance Company, Atlanta’s first and only African-American professional ballet company is a 25 year-old classically trained culturally diverse ballet company that blends traditional ballet with the artistic influences of other ethnic cultures. Co-founders Nena Gilreath, a graduate UNC School of the Arts and her husband Waverley T. Lucas, II are both former dancers with Dance Theater of Harlem and the Atlanta Ballet. Ballethnic offers several programs such as Athleticism of Dance, an interactive lecture demonstration that highlights the similarities between sports and dance and the importance of physical activity. The Leopard Tale, the company's signature ballet, fuses classical ballet and African dance.
Address: 2587 Cheney Street, East Point, GA 30344. Fulton County. Tel: 404-762-1416. Email: Karenid@ballethnic.org
. Website: www.ballethnic.org
. Hrs: All programming available year round except for mid-November.
Grade Level: K-12th. Activity Type: Performances. Recomm. Length of Visit: 45 minutes-1 hour. Cost: Fee
SUPPORTS CLASSROOM LEARNING IN: Performing Arts.
SUPPORTS SCOUT BADGES IN: Performing Arts.