Jonathan Jordan of Phoenix, Arizona, began studying ballet at the Tucson School of Ballet and the Phoenix School of Ballet, later training at the Kirov Academy of Ballet with Vladimir Djoulokhadze (Washington, DC) and The Washington School of Ballet with Roudolf Kharatian. Prior to joining TWB, he danced with Le Jeune Ballet de France, Ballet Metropolitan de Monterey and ARKA Ballet. He has performed with the Trey McIntyre Project, Christopher Wheeldon’s Morphoses and the Copenhagen International Ballet for the SommerBallet Project, under the direction of Alexander Kolpin. Jordan’s notable awards include finalist in the 2000 Varna International Ballet Competition, finalist in the 2000 Paris International Ballet Competition, bronze medalist in the 2003 New York International Ballet Competition and the 2008 MetroDC Dance Award for Outstanding Individual Performance. Jordan has taught at The Washington School of Ballet as a guest artist and coach. He was named associate artistic director of ARKA Ballet in 2007.