Ballet 5:8 is a hub for art and creativity that inspires conversation of life and faith. The 2019/20 Season will take us all from the heights of joy in Brothers and Sisters to the depth of sorrow in Butterfly, a story of incredible triumph in the ghettos of World War II Terezin. The acclaimed 2018 premiere The Space in Between, inspired by C.S. Lewis’ The Great Divorce, will appear alongside two other Lewis-inspired works, Meditations and Of Splendor and Horror. Kevin Jenkins will also join Ballet 5:8 as a guest choreographer, bringing his wealth of imagination and passion to create a new work for the company.

Come with us this season as we bring more beauty to the studio, the stage and our communities.

2019/20 Tour Dates & Cities



Other Events


Indiana Wesleyan University, Phillippe Auditorium
Friday, September 20 | 7PM

Full length performance featuring Mi Familia, 4501, and Meditations
Free and open to the public!
Sponsored by Indiana Wesleyan University | Directions

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Daley Plaza Farmer’s Market
Thursday, September 26 | Noon

Outdoor performance featuring excerpts from Brothers & Sisters, and Butterfly


Backstage Pass: Day in the Life of a Professional Dancer

Youth ages 10-18 are invited to join the professional touring company of Ballet 5:8 for an afternoon shadowing the day in the life of a professional dancer. Attendees will meet the professional dancers, and hear stories about their experiences as students and professionals, watch company class, and enjoy an in-studio performance of Ballet 5:8's Butterfly. All ticket proceeds will go towards the company's pointe shoe fund which supports the professional dancers.

Saturday, October 12 | 12:00-4:30pm

Ballet 5:8 Studios
11545 183rd Place, Suite 101
Orland Park, IL 60467