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 has danced with Ballet Quad Cities since 2009, and in 2017 took on the role of Resident Artist. She is thrilled to be working as Artistic Associate for the 2018-19 season.
 
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 has taken part in the company’s performances in New York City in 2010 and at the Gallagher-Bluedorn Performing Arts Center in 2015. Most recently, she 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 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 and repertoire. Emily Kate has attended the Glenda Brown Choreography Project annually since 2015, and in 2018 attended the Parsons Dance Master Choreography Workshop.