Scarlet: Original Ballet-Film Hybrid

"Adapting the complexity of Nathanial Hawthorne’s The Scarlet Letter was no easy task. But in the hands of the Frankfort, Illinois-based Ballet 5:8, it looked effortless."

- Kristian Jamie, March Magazine (San Antonio, TX)


Compass Project

Ballet 5:8's four original works on navigating cultural tension with compassion return to the stage this spring as Compass Project

Brooklyn, NY - April 7 & 8

In partnership with Vivid Ballet & Emma Elliott Dance


Chicago, IL - April 28

In partnership with World Relief



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Performing History

Each season, we have the privilege of adding new performances to our history. Some performances grow into annual traditions that we return to year after year, but many others take place in new venues and cities, engage new audience members, and employ a mix of new and old repertoire as Ballet 5:8 continues to grow.