Welcoming Lezlie Gray

It is our pleasure to welcome Lezlie Gray to Ballet 5:8 as a Company Apprentice for the 2019-2020 Season. We've asked each of the new dancers a few questions so we can get to know them before the season begins.

Photo by Rebekah Lane

Q. Where will you be coming to Ballet 5:8 from? Where are you from originally?

A. I will be coming from Jackson, Mississippi. I am originally from Wilmington, Delaware.

Q. What attracted you to Ballet 5:8?

A. The opportunity to dance in a company with like-minded artists attracted me to Ballet 5:8.

Q. Why do you dance?

A.I dance because I love it. It is a part of who I am and I cannot imagine my life without it.

Q. What is something you enjoy about Chicago or think you’ll enjoy about Chicago?

A. I have never been to Chicago so I am excited to see all that this city has to offer.

Q. What is one thing people will be surprised to learn about you?

A. People may be surprised to learn that I received a classical Christian education and was trained to read and translate Latin and Greek.

Q. What are you most looking forward to about the coming performance season? 

A. I am most looking forward to learning Ballet 5:8’s repertoire and bringing the ballets on tour.