Susan Jaffe is one leading ballerinas of her time. Shee has performed in many Opera houses throughout Europe and the United States. In 1980, at the invitation of Mikhail Baryshnikov, she joined American Ballet Theatre and became well known in the dance world at an extremely young age. Jaffe has also worked with and performed the repertoire of many of the 20th century’s most prominent choreographers. Her European engagements have included performances with The Royal Ballet, The Kirov Ballet, The Stuttgart Ballet, The Munich State Opera Ballet, La Scala Ballet in Milan, The Vienna State Opera Ballet, The Royal Danish Ballet, The Royal Swedish Ballet, and The English National Ballet.
One month after her retirement from American Ballet Theatre, Jaffe was invited back for the position of the advisor to the Chairman and the President of the Board of Governing Trustees. She also serves as the artistic coordinator of the Youth America Grand Prix, and the Chairman of the Artists Committee of “The All-Stars,” a group that helps underprivileged children develop learning skills through performance. On September 8, 2005, Jaffe & Risa Gary Kaplowitz founded the Princeton Dance & Theatre Studio in Princeton, New Jersey.
Source-American Ballet Theatre