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Cause Area

  • Arts & Culture
  • Children & Youth
  • Community


2587 Cheney StreetEast Point, GA 30344 United States

Organization Information

Mission Statement

Ballethnic Dance Company is a classically trained, culturally diverse company. Our mission is to involve the community, especially youth and those who are financially less advantaged, in an appreciation of our unique art form. Ballethnic is unique in its commitment to performing classical ballet and blending that traditional discipline with modern, jazz, African and other ethnic dance forms. Ballethnic Dance Company informs, educates and entertains through the art of dance by lecturing, teaching and performing. We provide professional dance training for children and adults. The company increases artistic opportunities and outlets for the community at large, including the retired arts professional and enhances cultural diversity throughout the United States and abroad.


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 and Waverly, Ballethnic Co-founders, are both former members of the Dance Theater of Harlem and the Atlanta Ballet. They continue to work with the Ballethnic Dance Company to feature original ballet performances.

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.


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