Hometown: Blacksburg, Virginia
Jordan-Elizabeth Long was born in Blacksburg, Va. She began her ballet training with Carol Crawford Smith and continued with Terri Post at the Southwest Virginia Ballet. In high school, she trained in South Florida with Magaly Suarez.
Upon completion of high school, she was invited to join the Dutch National Ballet as a demi-soloist. In 2010 she joined the Royal Swedish Ballet, where she was promoted to soloist. During her time in Europe, her repertoire included leading roles in The Nutcracker, Swan Lake, Giselle, and The Sleeping Beauty.
Long has been awarded the Gold Medal at the World Ballet Competition USA, been a finalist at the Shanghai International Ballet Competition, and was awarded the Louis Gallodier Prize at the Royal Swedish Ballet. She has appeared in galas and festivals in the USA, Dominican Republic, Russia, Romania, and Hong Kong. In 2014, Long joined Miami City Ballet as a Soloist.
Roles since joining MCB
A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Titania, Hippolyta)
Bourrée Fantasque (1st movement, principal)
Divertimento No.15 (principal)
“Emeralds” from Jewels (walking pas de deux)
The Four Temperaments (Choleric)
George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker™ (Sugar Plum Fairy, Arabian)
“Rubies” from Jewels (tall girl)
Serenade (Dark Angel)
Swan Lake (Pas de Neuf)
Theme and Variations (demi soloist)
Who Cares (“Embraceable You”)
Giselle, Jean Coralli and Jules Perrot (Myrtha)
Dances at a Gathering (Green Girl)
Glass Pieces (1st movement, principal)
In the Night
The Cage (The Queen)
The Concert (The Mad Ballerina)
Nine Sinatra Songs
Jerome Robbins/Twyla Tharp