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The 2019/20 Season includes a world premiere by Guest Choreographer Kevin Jenkins

This new, yet-to-be titled work created on Ballet 5:8 will premiere in Chicago on March 7, 2020.

 

 
Kevin Jenkins | Photo Courtesy of Kevin Jenkins, 1000 Words By Ryan Orion

Kevin Jenkins | Photo Courtesy of Kevin Jenkins, 1000 Words By Ryan Orion

 

“riveting”

-Kara Hanlon, Dance Magazine, on Kevin’s “Snap, Pop”

Editors Choice Award from Dance Magazine

-In 2011 and 2013 for “Finding Narnia” and “Snap Pop”

Editors Choice Award from Pointe Magazine

-In 2011 for “Luminos”

 

Ballet 5:8 Guest Choreographer Kevin Jenkins has choreographed for many companies including State Street Ballet, St. Louis Ballet, the School of Ballet Arizona, SUNY Purchase, CPYB, Island Moving Company, Dimensions Dance Theatre of Miami, and Big Muddy Dance among others. Jenkins has served on faculty at Boston Ballet School, Walnut Hill School for the Arts, the University of San Diego, and Master Ballet Academy. His choreography has been performed on the Inside/Out Series at Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival and he has been awarded residencies with Djerassi and the National Choreographers Initiative.