Compass is a collection of one-act ballets on navigating cultural tension with compassion.

Spring Tour 2019

Dates & Cities to be Announced Soon!

Ballet 5:8's Compass stretches across time and space to explore some of the most pressing topics in our country and in our cities today. At times witty and satirical, and at times deeply emotional, the program is full of athleticism, power and poetry.


In the Program


"...when these charged topics are approached through Julianna’s choreographic lens of compassion, it is clear that the purpose of the program is not political at all. Its true purpose is to inspire empathy and kindness, and all artists involved in Compass deserve congratulations for successfully emoting and delivering this message with grace."

- Kristi Licera,


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, Ballet 5:8 Artists of the Company, and World Relief staff members 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. 

  REhearsal for  The Mother      || Photo by Lana Kozol

REhearsal for The Mother  || Photo by Lana Kozol

 Rehearsal for  Strangers & Angels    || Photo by Lana Kozol

Rehearsal for Strangers & Angels || Photo by Lana Kozol


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