Research Professor of Dance at University of Roehampton in London. She has had professional and academic training in both music and dance and holds degrees from University of Birmingham, University of California. Los Angeles and Goldsmiths College, London University. Examples of her publications are her books Striding Out: Aspects of Contemporary and New Dance in Britain (1992), Moving Music: Dialogues with Music in Twentieth-Century Ballet (2000), and Stravinsky Dances: Re-Visions across a Century (2007, covering modern/postmodern dance as well as ballet), all published by Dance Books. In 2010, Jordan was honoured with the award for Outstanding Scholarly Research in Dance from the Congress on Research in Dance (CORD, USA). For Moving Music, she was awarded the 2001 Special Citation of New York’s Dance Perspectives Foundation. She was recently awarded a Leverhulme Research Fellowship and British Academy Grant to work on a book on Mark Morris and music, for publication in 2014.