Houston Ballet Academy
Houston Ballet II
Ballet Virginia International
Soloist - Fall 2016
Demi Soloist - Spring 2016
Sir Kenneth MacMillan’s Manon
A Defining Moment
I don’t feel I have one moment that stands out in a particular way, but having a mom who shared my passion has made my journey all the more special.
Jacquelyn Long began her ballet training under the direction of her mother, Suzanne Lownsbury, and Janina Michalski at Ballet Virginia. In 2010, she joined Houston Ballet II (HBII). After two years in the second company, Jacquelyn joined Houston Ballet as a Corps de Ballet member in 2012. Ms. Long was promoted to Soloist in 2016.
Ms. Long has performed leading roles such as Gamzatti in Stanton Welch’s La Bayadère; Myrtha in Stanton Welch’s Giselle; Sugar Plum Fairy in Stanton Welch’s The Nutcracker; Valencienne in Ronald Hynd’s The Merry Widow; Carabosse and Princess Florine in Ben Stevenson's The Sleeping Beauty; Snow Queen in Ben Stevenson's The Nutcracker; Miranda in Stanton Welch's Romeo and Juliet. She has also danced featured roles in George Balanchine’s Serenade and Symphony in C; Jiří Kylián's Stepping Stones, Dreamtime, and Wings of Wax; William Forsythe’s Artifact Suite and In the middle somewhat elevated; Jorma Elo's ONE/end/ONE; Jerome Robbin’s Fancy Free; Stanton Welch's Paquita; Velocity; Maninyas; Tapestry, and Son of Chamber Symphony.
Ms. Long was also featured in the Dancer's Spotlight of the 2013 October/November issue of Pointe Magazine and in the 2013 February issue of Dance Sprit Magazine.
Aaron Daniel Sharratt