- Women-owned business
- Minority-owned business
Ballet 5:8 is a female and minority-led premiere ballet company recognized for remarkable artistic excellence, innovation and beauty. Mexican-American Artistic Director, Julianna Rubio Slager, creates original and dynamic ballet experiences drawing from life, faith, current events and diverse perspectives that tell relevant stories of the 21st century. Slager brings to life ballets that are relatable and accessible to all people, delighting both the seasoned balletomane and first time audiences. As a Latina, Slager is a groundbreaking representation at the highest level of leadership and artistry, paving a way for other minority women to command space in professional ballet. Since its founding in 2012, Ballet 5:8 has presented more than 45 critically acclaimed ballets forging a robust repertoire, engaging and captivating communities in Chicago, the Midwest and across the nation.
After celebrating its 10th year anniversary, Ballet 5:8 ambitiously launches into the 22/23 season with world premieres, fan favorites and new commissions by Matthew Rushing, Associate Artistic Director of Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater and Tobin James, a former member of the Martha Graham Ensemble (Graham 2). Ballet 5:8’s 22/23 season includes performances at several notable Chicago cultural institutions and offers an incredibly innovative package, “The Living Room Series,” inviting patrons to book special ballet experiences brought directly into their homes. Ballet 5:8 will create customized and personal performances informed and inspired by the unique lives of patrons. Fans and new audiences alike can expect scintillating, thrilling, entertaining and though-provoking ballet experiences truly unlike any other this season and beyond.
To learn about Ballet 5:8’s 22/23 season, please visit: www.Ballet58.org.