Ballethnic Dance Company

WCLK congratulates Nena Gilreath and Waverly T. Lucas II—among the newest inductees into the Atlanta Business League Hall of Fame. In 1990, this dynamic duo turned old classrooms in an unused East Point school into staging areas where young black children learned ballet. Both Gilreath (a classically trained prima ballerina) and Lucas (a choreographer) are former Dance Theater of Harlem performers who have traveled the world showcasing their craft. They founded the Ballethnic Dance Company to bring the artistry and discipline of dance to children of color in urban Atlanta communities.

WCLK Family & Friends Night At The Urban Nutcracker

Nov 17, 2015

Jazz 91.9 WCLK congratulates Ballethnic Dance Company as it culminates 25 years of excellence in the metro Atlanta arts community with its 22nd annual presentation of its acclaimed "Urban Nutcracker."   The performance runs November 19-22 at the Riverside EpiCenter in Austell.   All WCLK members and friends can enjoy this imaginative full-length ballet with an ethnic twist at a special reduced price on WCLK Family & Friends Night, Friday, November 20 at 8:00 p.m.

One of Atlanta's great family holiday traditions is the Ballethnic Dance Company's Urban Nutcracker, in performance this week November 20-23 at the Robert Ferst Center for The Arts at Georgia Tech.  This trek down Atlanta's Sweet Auburn Avenue includes ballet, tap, and other dance pieces and also reggae dolls spinning and black Russians leaping, all led by Brown Sugar.

Ballethnic Dance Company Co-Founder Waverly T. Lucas II joined Rivablue on the Midday Jazz Swing on WCLK to talk about it: