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 moved to South Florida to train with Magaly Suarez. During this time, she appeared in many performances in the area, including the International Ballet Festival of Miami. 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 Sugar Plum and the Snow Queen in The Nutcracker (Par Isberg), Pas de Trois and Neopolitan solo in Swan Lake (Natalia Conus after Marius Petipa), the First Sylphide in La Sylphide (August Bournonville), the Peasant Pas de Deux and Moyna in Giselle (Natalia Makarova), and in ballets by contemporary choreographers such as Alexander Ekman, Christian Spuck, Mauricio Wainrot, Nils Criste, and Sharon Eyal. Long has been awarded the Gold Medal at the World Ballet Competition USA, been a finalist at the Shanghai International Ballet Competition, and was recently 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 (Hippolyta)
George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker™ (Sugar Plum Fairy)
Nine Sinatra Songs