Out of the Dust | The Beverly Arts Center

While quality instruction, sufficient class hours, and performing opportunities are all important parts of a classical dance education, the recipe is not complete without an occasional trip to see a performance. There is nothing quite like the inspiration and excitement that can come from watching a professional performance live. For this reason, it is our pleasure to offer current Ballet 5:8 School of the Arts students special discounts and opportunities to see professional performances - including those by our own Ballet 5:8 professional company. 

Ballet 5:8's spring program Out of the Dust is a compilation of Ballet 5:8's contemporary works. Preston Miller's And Mercy explores concepts of judgment, grace and mercy in an athletic, contemporary style that engages the eye in continuous, connected movement emerging seamlessly from the music. Artistic Director Julianna Slager's Interplay is a noisy, chaotic, passionate, and even at times peaceful imagining of the animated dialog within the human mind, as seen from the perspective of the characters within it. Finally, Eden invites audiences to experience a visualization of the first six days of the world - as the Creator formed each element of the solar system, nature, and finally, shaped humankind out of the dust, breathed life into the first man and the first woman, and said that it was good.

Performance Information


Saturday, February 27 | 7pm


This performance will be held at the Beverly Arts Center in Chicago, IL. The Center has a small parking lot (arrive early if you plan to get a spot!). Additional parking is available on nearby streets. Please visit the Beverly Arts Center website for additional information.  

Individual Tickets

  • Seating for this performance is reserved. 
  • Tickets are $30 for adults, $25 for students/seniors, or $12 for children 12 and under.
  • Adult tickets are 15% for groups of 10 or more. 
  • Ballet 5:8 School of the Arts students may use code BACSCHOOL for 30% off adult tickets! This code can be used for students (unless they qualify for a child ticket) and family members. 

  • Click below to purchase tickets online or call 312-725-4752.