Hometown: Broomfield, Colorado
Joined OKC Ballet in 2018
Kaileah Long trained at Colorado Conservatory of Dance in Broomfield, Colorado under the direction of Julia Wilkinson Manley. There she performed leading roles in Garrett Ammon's The Nutcracker, Michel Fokine’s Prince Igor, Dawn Fay’s The Garden, and Prophesies and Reversed Memories.
During her senior year of high school, Long moved to Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania to train with Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre. After graduating, she continued her training with Ballet Arizona and BalletMet where her repertoire included Carlos Valcárcel’s Swan Lake, Edwaard Liang’s Giselle, Garard Charles’ The Nutcracker, George Balanchine’s Concerto Barocco, and Serenade.
Long attended Oklahoma City Ballet’s Summer Intensive in 2018 and was invited to join the Studio Company for the 2018/19 season. During her two seasons in the Studio Company, her repertoire expanded to include Robert Mills’ The Nutcracker and Romeo and Juliet, in addition to Septime Webre’s Alice (in Wonderland), August Bournonville’s La Sylphide, and Michael Pink’s Dracula. Long was also featured in the Studio Company’s productions performing as Gretel in Walker Martin’s Hansel and Gretel, and Firebird in Robert Mills’ Firebird.