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Making Space: An Informal Evening of Curated Choreography

  • Lou Conte Studios 1147 W Jackson Blvd Chicago, IL, 60607 United States (map)

Join us for an informal performance culminating Ballet 5:8's Making Space choreographer's forum! This varied and insightful evening of dance will feature experimental works by a variety of choreographers. Audience members will be invited to participate in discussion with the evening's choreographers and provide feedback and the works presented. If you've ever wanted to take a peek inside the choreographic process, this event is for you!


We are no longer taking advance ticket reservations for tonight's event, but there is still room. Please join us! Tickets are $10 at the door - cash only please.

Featured Choreographers

Kristi Lynne Mosbey

Kristi Lynne Mosbey is a native of New Orleans, Louisiana. She graduated in 2007 with her Bachelor's degree in Modern dance and classical Ballet from Belhaven University of Jackson, Mississippi. Ktistic Director of ITwirl Dance of Chicago and Noumenon Dance Ensemble. Kristi has also held her National Strength and Conditioning Association license as a certified personal trainer since 2004.

Kristi has over twenty-seven years of dance training and performance experience. She has trained at the world renowned Performing Arts High School, New Orleans Center for the Creative Arts from 2001-2003. Kristi has trained and performed in the greater New Orleans area with Javier Juarez Dance Company from 2000-2003. While with Mr. Juarez’s company, Kristi was trained in flamenco, Latin style jazz, hip-hop, and tap dance.

After moving to Chicago in 2009, Kristi has had the wonderful 
opportunity to train and perform Salsa, Mambo, and Cha-Cha for three seasons with Inspiracion Dance Company (formerly Chicago Latin Street Dance Company), one season with Modern Clave Dance Company, and is currently in her second season with Noumenon Dance Experience.
Kristi has had the honor to participate in many local, Chicago projects as both a dancer and choreographer. Some of these accolades include Wake Up Waltz Productions, Inaside Dance Choreographic Sponosorship Showcase, Delve Arts Festival, Going Dutch Festival, Joel Hall Dances in the Hall, The Kaleidescope Festival, and the Untitled Project.

Julia Rzonca

My name is Julia Rzonca and currently dancing full time at Ballet 5:8 School of the Arts. I am 16 years of age and also working on my dance training and bringing out my artistic side. I plan on continuing dance past and through school and going on from there. I have been working on taking the images and feelings that are contained within my head and expressing them through dancing. I love learning more and more about dance and seeing how shapes and lines can mean so much more. I plan on gaining new skills and taking in new ways how I can portray emotions through movement.  


Marinna Kus

Marinna Kus is a company artist with Ballet 5:8. She is relatively new to the choreographic world and is trying to find her voice in it. She has set works for students at local studios. She also had the privilege of setting a pas de deux with her friend and colleague Eric Emerson in 2013 for a ballet retelling the biblical account of Genesis. 

Brette Benedict

Brette Benedict started to explore choreographing when she was asked to create a piece for Indiana University's pre-college ballet program as a freshmen. From then on she has taken every opportunity given to her to choreograph. She kept going, setting several more piece while attending IU. Brette has also choreographed at the Chautauqua Arts Institute and in Rochester, NY for the Rochester City Ballet.