JOLIE LONG, Professor of Dance, is a Virginia native and began teaching at Brenau University in 1998, instructing modern dance and jazz technique, tap, improvisation, choreography and Pilates classes. Ms. Long also served as the Director of the Brenau Dance Ensemble for several years. Jolie graduated Cum Laude from Mary Washington College earning a B.A. in dance, and a M.F.A. in Choreography and Performance from Florida State University. Her training in modern dance includes: Limón, Graham, Cunningham, and Horton/Lewitzky techniques. Prior to moving to GA, Jolie was Director of Dance at Chatham Hall, a girls’ boarding school in VA. She has taught for the Gainesville School of Ballet and was a faculty member for the Virginia Governor’s School for the Visual and Performing Arts at the University of Richmond for 12 years. Jolie has taught master classes and workshops at several colleges and conferences throughout the southeast, as well as for Brenau University’s Firespark! program. She was elected to the American College Dance Festival Association’s National Board of Directors in 2008, and was recently re-elected for a second term. In May 2009, Jolie received Brenau University’s Ann Austin Johnston Outstanding Faculty Award, Brenau’s highest teaching honor. Jolie has performed with Bighouse Dance Theater, guests with the Gainesville Ballet Company, and appeared with Duende Dance Theater in Atlanta. As a Pilates instructor, Jolie holds a comprehensive certification through Power Pilates, NY. She trains clients in both classical Pilates mat and apparatus sessions. Jolie taught Pilates at Studio Lotus in Atlanta and currently instructs at Core Design Pilates in Gainesville, GA.