You are cordially invited to join Ballet 5:8 for the 2016 Benefit Gala, which will mark the opening of Ballet 5:8’s fifth anniversary performing season. 

Each year, the Benefit Gala helps to financially support Ballet 5:8’s creative work, performances, and dance education activities. Your experience at this memorable event will include dinner, opportunities to meet the Company Artists, a silent auction, and a presentation by Artistic Director Julianna Slager. As one of the few faith-based professional ballet companies in the U.S. and the world, Ballet 5:8 has become a forerunner in the unique but vital work of inspiring and equipping young artists, strengthening communities through access to the arts, and engaging audiences in meaningful discussion through honest, relevant, breathtaking dance. 


Seating at the event will be assigned, and advance reservations are required; adults only please. Reservations on a first-come, first-served basis through August 26, 2016.


Financial support raised at the annual Benefit Gala through donations, monthly pledges, and performance sponsorships sustains Ballet 5:8's work in a vital way, accounting for as much as half of our fiscal year need for contributed funds. Your gift or monthly pledge of any size can help us reach our $21,000 Benefit Gala goal and meet that half-way mark as we open our fifth anniversary performing season.

The Gala is Made Possible in Part By:



St. Paul’s Bible Church
1960 W. 94th Street, Chicago
(Street parking is available)

Semi-Formal Attire Requested