Ballethnic Puts A New Spin On A Christmas Classic

Ballethnic performance
Dancers perform a scene from “The Urban Nutcracker.” (Credit: Ballethnic)

A trip to see “The Nutcracker” is a holiday tradition for many families.

Atlanta-based dance company Ballethnic is putting a twist on the classic ballet.

The company’s version is known as the “Urban Nutcracker.”

The “Urban Nutcracker” brings an Atlanta spin by updating the music and characters of the classic ballet.

“City Lights” producer Ryan McFadin sat down with Nina Gilreath and Waverly Lucas, co-directors of Ballethnic. Gilreath began by explaining how the company got its start.

The “Urban Nutcracker” runs through Dec. 22. 

This story was originally published with audio on WABE.org.

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