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. Rubio Slager brings to life ballets that are relatable and accessible to the delight of its audiences. Makoto Fujimura’s exquisite paintings are the inspiration for Slager’s newest work Gospel Impressions. Slager takes his work as a base and fleshes out both his inspiration and painting with movement and geometry.