March-April 2013 | Ballet Scene | Ballet Meets Ethnic in Atlanta

The earthy grounding of African dance and the airy grace of ballet are not so far apart, philosophically or physically, at Ballethnic Academy of Dance. Founders Waverly T. Lucas II and Nena Gilreath have built a curriculum that offers both—as well as modern, tap, and hip-hop. But here the focus is as much on building character and developing the whole person as on teaching dance.

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Ballethnic Offers Its Best

Ballethnic, a professional company that blends classical ballet with African American and other ethnic dance forms, will perform The Best of Ballethnic April 22 to 25 at the Southwest Arts Center in Atlanta, Georgia.

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