Emily Kate Long
Emily Kate Long began her dance education in South Bend, Indiana with Kimmary Williams and Jacob Rice. She graduated in 2007 from Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre School's Schenley Program and spent two years as a trainee with Milwaukee Ballet. Emily Kate danced with Ballet Quad Cities from 2009 until 2018, at which point she took on the role of Resident Artist. She attended the Glenda Brown Choreography Project annually from 2015-2018, the Parsons Dance Master Choreography Workshop in 2018, and Massachusetts Academy of Ballet’s Vaganova Teachers Seminar in 2019. She is thrilled to begin her second season on staff as Artistic Associate.
 
As a dancer, Emily Kate originated leading and ensemble roles in works by Courtney Lyon, Margaret King, Brian Enos, Domingo Rubio, Deanna Carter, and Simone Ferro. She appeared in the company’s performances in New York City in 2010, at the Gallagher-Bluedorn Performing Arts Center in 2015, and had the honor of sharing the stage with Emanuel Ax at Orchestra Iowa’s 2018 Golden Key gala.
 
Emily Kate’s choreography credits for Ballet Quad Cities include Peter and the Wolf, On the Run, Petrushka, and sections of The Nutcracker and The Ugly Duckling. She has also created works for Ballet Quad Cities School of Dance, where she teaches ballet, pointe and repertoire.
 
Outside the studio, she has presented Dance Me A Story: Exploring Literature through Ballet to youth, adults, and persons with disabilities in the Quad Cities and surrounding region. She has also contributed to the Educator Guides for BQC’s The Ugly Duckling and The Nutcracker student matinees.