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Video: Susan Jaffe

A Ballerina’s Career In a Nutshell

Season 2: Episode 13 | 18:25

Former American Ballet Theatre principal dancer Susan Jaffe recounts the story of her discovery by Mikhail Baryshnikov and how it launched her long, superstar career.

Post by Drew Jacoby

Drew Jacoby, contemporary ballerina, has worked with Alonzo King, Complexions, Morphoses/The Wheeldon Company, Sylvie Guillem, Desmond Richardson, Lightfoot Leon, Mia Michaels, Dutch National Ballet, Lar Lubovitch, and Christopher Wheeldon. She is the founder of DancePulp. She joined Nederlands Dans Theater 1 in August 2012.

Comments (2)

  1. Nina November 5, 2011 at 12:34 pm

    So inspiring to hear Susan’s story… she was one of my idols growing up, after seeing her in Frederick Wiseman’s “Ballet” documentary and my dance magazines. Such a regal dancer. Thanks so much for this video!

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