Hometown: Phoenix, AZ
BalletMet company member since: 2018
Jonathan Jordan, raised in Arizona, began his ballet training at the age of 12 at the Academy Ballet of Tucson and the Phoenix School of Ballet. Three years later, he moved to Washington, DC, to attend The Kirov Academy of Ballet. Then Artistic Director, Mary Day, invited him to guest perform with The Washington Ballet, marking the beginning of his professional career.
During his years of training, Jordan competed in prestigious ballet competitions, receiving a bronze medal in the 2003 New York International Ballet Competition, Outstanding Individual Performance at the 2008 Metro DC Dance Awards, Finalist at both 2000 Varna and Paris International Ballet Competitions. As a professional dancer, he made guest appearances dancing for companies around the globe, spent multiple summers at Jacob’s Pillow, the Vail and Aspen Dance Festivals and performed at the White House, under two presidents. Jordan was chosen to dance with The Trey McIntyre Project while in residence at White Oak Dance Project, SommerBallet under direction of Alexander Kolpin and Christopher Wheeldon’s Morphoses.
After dancing for a year abroad, Jordan returned to the US to accept a principal position with The Washington Ballet where he was a valued member of the company, fulfilling an 18-season career. In 2018, he joined BalletMet with his wife, Francesca Dugarte Jordan, where he danced in several classical ballets, including The Nutcracker, Swan Lake, Giselle, and Don Quixote, as well as danced roles in contemporary and neoclassical ballets. Jordan has taught at both The Washington Ballet School and BalletMet Academy, as well as company class for each respective company. He is currently serving in his first year as BalletMet Company Rehearsal Director.