Declared by the New York Times as “ America’ s Quintessential American Ballerina,” Susan Jaffe danced as a principal dancer with American Ballet Theatre for 20 years. Prominent in the international dance scene as well, her European engagements 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.
After her retirement from the stage in 2002, Ms. Jaffe co- founded a dance school in Princeton NJ, and also expanded into choreography. Since then, she has created contemporary ballets for Texas Christian University and Princeton University as well as several professional ballet companies throughout the country. In
September 2010 Ms. Jaffe joined the roster of American Ballet Theatre once again, now in the role of Ballet Mistress.