Welcome! This page is designed to allow you to explore Ballet 5:8, its work, and the art form of ballet. 

Lead Company Artist Lauren Ader-Cumpston in Spring from Julianna Slag'er s Four Seasons of the soul, peremiered at the Ruth Page Center in Chicago, October, 2014. 

Social Media


Ballet 5:8's Twitter account is co-managed by Ballet 5:8 communications staff and Company Artist Brette Benedict. Follow @B58Chicago for the latest updates and tidbits.


Ballet 5:8's Instagram is managed by Company Artist Brette Benedict. Follow @b58Chicago on Twitter for the latest view inside the studios and behind the scenes.



Repertoire is a word used in artistic circles to describe the pieces of work - in our case, ballets - that the artist or company has created and collected over the course of a career. Not all ballets will necessarily be scheduled for performances at any given time, so make sure to consult the performance calendar for an up-to-date list of upcoming performances [Repertoire - Read More].

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Blogs and Articles

Keep scrolling for links to our Blogs and some of our favorite articles. 

A short, informational article outlining what to expect at a Ballet 5:8 performance and key tips for having the best possible experience. This article is a great resource for veteran arts-goers and first-time attendees alike.

A short article that presents a proposition about ballet as form of mindful leisure, rather than mindless entertainment.

With new content posted regularly, you can find ongoing Ballet 5:8 news, get glimpses of life behind the curtain, and peek into the ballet creation process by reading our B58 Blog.

With an emphasis on resources and information for dancers in training, the Ballet 5:8 School of the Arts blog is another way to get an inside feel for the life of a dancer or glean tips as you pursue dance training yourself. Posts cover physical as well as spiritual topics.