Benefit Gala 2017: Creating Culture

Sunday, September 24, 2017 | 2:00-5:00pm
CD&ME - 23320 South La Grange Road, Frankfort, IL 60423

You are cordially invited to join Ballet 5:8 for the 2017 Benefit Gala: Creating Culture. 
On Sunday, September 24, join us for a special opportunity to support Ballet 5:8’s work in the South Suburbs, Chicago, the Midwest, and across the nation. Our third annual Benefit Gala, hosted by the Ballet 5:8 Board of Directors, includes dinner with the board and the artists of the company, an exclusive preview of the 2017/18 Season presented by Artistic Director Julianna Rubio Slager, specific ways that you can support both the company and school, and a special performance by artists of the company.

As one of the only Christian professional ballet companies in the U.S. and the world, Ballet 5:8 has become a forerunner in the unique but vital work of creating and engaging with culture from the basis of our faith. As a 501-(c)-3 nonprofit organization, Ballet 5:8 relies on financial contributions to pay for production, staff and operational costs not covered by ticket sales and tuition. Join us this season so that together, we can continue to inspire and equip young artists, strengthen communities through access to the arts, and engage audiences in storytelling and meaningful discussion through breathtaking dance.

Benefit Gala Annual Campaign Goal: $60,000 by December 31

This fall, we are relying on your support to raise the $60,000 in needed contributions for our September-August fiscal year. Donated funds make it possible for us to create costumes by hand, provide artists of the company with pointe shoe stipends that cover part of their needed shoes for the season (they personally pay for the rest out of their limited artist pay), travel to performances in cities across the nation, and keep tuition prices low in our dance education programs while also providing financial aid scholarships to those in particular need. 


Gala Registration

Seating is assigned and event registration is required; adults only please. Register online using the link below or call 312-725-4752. 

Donate Now

If you cannot attend the Gala in person or would prefer to make a contribution in advance of the event, click the link below. 


Many Thanks To Our Event Sponsors:

Architectural Glass Works
Star Dancewear