Founded in late 2015, Human Nature Contemporary Ballet (HNCB) is a local dance company from El Paso, TX, founded by Rafael Chavez and Jose Barraza. The company aims to use dance as a way of self expression that captures the stories of our time. Ballet forms the foundation for our movement, and our unique style takes inspiration from Contemporary Dance, Martial Arts, and Gymnastics. We push to show the humanity behind the art and remove the mystique placed on dance. Our goal is for our audience to see the dancers as people, not as the ethereal beings often portrayed in classical ballet. Dance is something that transcends language and connects us not only as people but as humans.