Longstreth graduated from Middlebury College with a BA in Literary Studies where she was a member of the Dance Company. She received her MFA in Performance and Choreography from Arizona State University where she was awarded the Dance Department Award for Excellence and served as President of the Student Advisory Board. Her graduate thesis, Into the Bone House, a collaboration with an architect and a videographer, was fully funded by the Institute for Studies in New Arts. She was an editorial assistant to Daniel Nagrin and is honored to call him a mentor.