Position: Dean of the School
Affiliation with organization: 2012 – Present
Years active at YAGP: 2000 – Present
Susan Jaffe is one of the most well known American ballerinas of her generation. She has performed for 22 years as a Principal Dancer with American Ballet Theatre. She has also appeared as a guest artist with The Royal Ballet, Mariinsky Ballet, Stuttgart Ballet, Munich State Opera Ballet, La Scala Ballet, Vienna State Opera Ballet, Royal Danish Ballet, Royal Swedish Ballet, and English National Ballet. Ms. Jaffe has served as an Advisor to the Chairman of the Board of ABT, faculty member at the ABT Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis School, and as a Ballet Master of American Ballet Theatre. Ms. Jaffe currently serves as the Dean of Dance at the University of North Carolina School of the Arts.