Spring Season Programs

Ballet 5:8's Spring Season 2016 features contemporary works by Ballet 5:8 Artistic Director Julianna Slager and New York choreographer Preston Miller, as well as a full length story ballet set to the music of Benjamin Britten.

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Give a Gift

For the last four years, Ballet 5:8 has invested in communities through the beautiful joy of dance - creating and producing new works employ artistic ingenuity, innovation and excellence to engage audiences in meaningful experiences and discussion. However, we can't continue our work with the funding from ticket sales alone. 

Will you join us in our mission?

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Making Space

Friday, April 15, 2016 | 7PM

The Making Space Showcase is an exciting evening of dance featuring the work of new and emerging choreographers in an informal, interactive performance setting. Making Space, a choreographer's forum sponsored by Ballet 5:8, provides a unique, positive space where choreographers can create, experiment, see their work come to life on the stage, and engage in discussion with the audience. The Making Space Showcase, culminating the Making Space project, features a wide variety of dance-based works created by participating choreographers.


2016 Auditions

Ballet 5:8 is currently seeking qualified candidates for Company Artist, Apprentice, and Trainee positions. Applications are also being accepted for Ballet 5:8's 2016 Summer Intensive and 2016-2017 year-round Pre-Professional program. 

Ballet 5:8 Company Artist & Apprentice Positions
206-2017 Season | Chicago, Illinois

Company Artist positions with Ballet 5:8 are a dynamic, multifaceted opportunity for performing artists who have a passion to not just dance, but to make a difference in our world through the use of their craft.

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Ballet 5:8 Trainee Program
2016-2017 Season | Chicago, Illinois

Ballet 5:8's Trainee Program is a dynamic two-year program that challenges aspiring professional dancers to put the finishing touches on their training while dancing alongside the Ballet 5:8 professional company.

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Ballet 5:8 Summer Intensive
July 4 - August 5, 2016 | Chicago, Illinois

Ballet | Pointe | Modern | Jazz | Improv | Character | Classical Variations | Conditioning | Mime | Port de Bras | Choreography
Ballet 5:8 Repertoire | Nutrition | Injury Prevention | Two, Three or Five Week Enrollment Available

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Pre-Professional Program
2016-2017 Season | Chicago, Illinois

The Pre-Professional Program is designed to provide students with the needed classical basis to enter careers in professional dance performance, be accepted to college level dance programs, and pursue a variety of career opportunities in dance-related fields. 

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