Ballet 5:8 Artistic Director Julianna Rubio Slager and the Ballet 5:8 Board of Directors cordially invite you to save the date for our Benefit Dinner 2019: Genesis.

Join us this September as we reflect on the impact of Ballet 5:8's mission, celebrate the beginning of our eighth performance season, and ensure Ballet 5:8’s financial needs are met for the coming year.

“Ballet 5:8 has unique, talented, and strong dancers, and Ms. Julianna has a creative repertoire, presenting audiences with authentic and thought-provoking topics.”

- Melanie Rodrigues, Apprentice with the Ballet 5:8 Professional Company


Benefit Dinner 2019

Sunday, September 29 | 3-6PM

CD&ME | 23320 South LaGrange Road, Frankfort, IL 60423

The Benefit Dinner is an opportunity for you to meet the Ballet 5:8 Directors, Board members and professional artists, learn about Ballet 5:8’s work in the past year and coming year, celebrate the impact of our new studio space in Orland Park, and support Ballet 5:8 financially. The event will include a meal, silent auction, raffle baskets, live performances, a presentation, and time for conversation. Seating is reserved: ages 10 and up only please, a special children’s event will be available to children 9 and younger. Attire is dressy casual.

Tickets are $15 and cover event entry and the meal.
There will be additional opportunities to support Ballet 5:8 financially during the event. All proceeds from the Benefit Dinner, including ticket sales and donations, support the work of Ballet 5:8, its performances, education programs, and outreach.

Benefit Dinner Kid’s Party

Sunday, September 29 | 2:30-6:30PM
Ballet 5:8 Studios | 11545 W 183rd Pl Suite 101 Orland Park, IL 60467

The Kid’s Party will be full of fun and activities for your child as you enjoy an afternoon at our Benefit Dinner. Kids nine and younger are welcome to participate. Entry is $5/child or $10/family.


“If we want to understand our creativity, we must begin with God, the source and culmination of all things creative.

— Thomas J. Terry & J. Ryan Lister, Images & Idols

Ballet 5:8 Benefit Campaign

The Benefit Dinner is the kickoff event for our annual Benefit Campaign: as a 501(c)(3) nonprofit arts organization, we rely on donated funding to cover a portion of our program and operating expenses. 


Our Needs This Season Include:

Professional Company Artists
Creation of New Works
Adjunct Teaching Staff
Administrative Staff
Scholarships for students
Outreach performances
Second-phase building improvements


“Every act of creativity, in its essence, is an act of worship, a doxological expression of your true humanity and purpose.”

— Thomas J. Terry & J. Ryan Lister, Images & Idols


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Your generous support makes honest, relevant, breathtaking dance possible: thank you for joining the Ballet 5:8 Family and being part of our 2019/20 Season!