Ballethnic Dance Company is a classically trained culturally diverse ballet company that blends traditional ballet with the artistic influences of other ethnic cultures-especially African American-to produce unique and exciting dance performances. Nena Gilreath and Waverly T. Lucas II, both former members of Dance Theatre of Harlem and Atlanta Ballet, founded Ballethnic in 1990.

Ballethnic’s energetic and entertaining repertoire includes tailor made unique choreography from co-founder Waverly Lucas, David Dorfman, Robert Logan Mayo, Salia and Sedou and others. Ballethnic Dance Company performs nationally and internationally and has performed for major festivals such as Lincoln Center, Out of Doors, and the 1996 Olympic Arts Festival.