Cleveland, Ohio

Dance Training

Houston Ballet Academy
Houston Ballet II
Ballet Virginia International

Year Joined



Soloist - Fall 2016
Demi Soloist - Spring 2016

Favorite Ballet

Sir Kenneth MacMillan’s Manon 
Stanton Welch's Marie
George Balanchine Serenade

A Defining Moment

My proudest moment on stage was during one of my first opportunities as Snow Queen in The Nutcracker. I had lost my dad earlier that year and the snow scene music was always his favorite. I remember feeling completely present and powerful in my debut of the role in 2015.


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 the title role in Stanton Welch's Sylvia; Hermia in John Neumeier’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream; Gamzatti in Stanton Welch’s La Bayadère; Myrtha in Stanton Welch’s Giselle; Sugar Plum Fairy and Clara 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, Emeralds, Concerto Barocco, and Symphony in C; Jiří Kylián's Stepping StonesDreamtime, and Wings of Wax; Justin Peck's Year of the Rabbit and Under the Folding Sky; 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 DivergencePaquita, 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 Spirit Magazine.


Bridget Allinson-Kuhns

Aaron Daniel Sharratt