Ballet 5:8 is a hub for art and creativity that inspires conversation of life and faith. The 2019/20 Season will take us all from the heights of joy in Brothers and Sisters to the depth of sorrow in Butterfly, a story of incredible triumph in the ghettos of World War II Terezin. The acclaimed 2018 premiere The Space in Between, inspired by C.S. Lewis’ The Great Divorce, will appear alongside two other Lewis-inspired works, Meditations and Of Splendor and Horror. Kevin Jenkins will also join Ballet 5:8 as a guest choreographer, bringing his wealth of imagination and passion to create a new work for the company.

Come with us this season as we bring more beauty to the studio, the stage and our communities.

2019/20 Season Repertoire


New Works

The 2019/20 Season includes three world premieres by Artistic Director Julianna Rubio Slager.


The Space in Between

Julianna Rubio Slager’s world premiere The Space in Between is set on a bus ride between heaven and hell, a story inspired by C. S. Lewis’ novel The Great Divorce.

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World Premiere by Kevin Jenkins

The 2019/20 Season includes a world premiere by Guest Choreographer Kevin Jenkins, winner of Editor’s Choice awards from Dance Magazine and Pointe Magazine.

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Julianna Rubio Slager’s Meditations is inspired by C.S. Lewis’ essay Meditation in a Toolshed.


You can join the conversation.

Following each performance, audience members are invited to attend a TalkBack panel discussion. During this informal Q&A, you'll have the opportunity to talk with Ballet 5:8 Artistic Director Julianna Rubio Slager and Artists of the Company about your experience during the performance. What did you see? What did the performance make you feel or think? What questions do you have? All comments and questions are welcome. 



2019/20 Tour Dates & Cities