Jordan Martin of Mount Laurel, NJ, began her training at the Academy of Ballet in Berlin, NJ under David Gallagher. She later attended Indiana University where she earned her BSOF in Ballet Performance and Elementary Education, studying under the direction of Michael Vernon, Guoping Wang, Jacque Cesbron, Virginia Cesbron and Violette Verdy. While with Indiana University Ballet Theater, she was given the opportunity to perform in Michael Vernon’s The Nutcracker as the Sugar Plum Fairy and Snow Queen, George Balanchine’s Glinka pas de trois, Serenade, Who Cares?,Valse Fantasy and Concerto Barocco as the first violin, Twyla Tharp’s Noir as Persephone, Agnes de Mille’s Rodeo as The Cowgirl and Marius Petipa’sSleeping Beauty as Aurora. Since joining Louisville Ballet she has performed in a variety of roles and ballets such as Spring Waters, a soloist and pas de trois in Paquita, Marie in Val Caniparoli’s The Brown-Forman Nutcracker, Adam Hougland’s Cold Virtues, Petruska and Union, George Balanchine’s Western Symphony and Concerto Barocco as the second violin. This is Jordan’s fourth season as a company member.