By Lynn Felder
15 April 2020
Susan Jaffe is that rarest of creatures: a real star with no need for other people to know that.
She arrived at UNC School of the Arts to be dean of the School of Dance in 2012, bringing the full force of her intellect, professional experience and creativity to the task of forging a cohesive department.
Earlier this month, Brian Cole, the interim chancellor, announced that Jaffe would be leaving UNCSA to become artistic director of the Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre. She will step down as dance dean on June 1 and begin in Pittsburgh on July 1.
Kelley said that he will miss working with Jaffe.
“But I’m so happy she’s going to be taking on this position,” Kelley said. “It’s an amazing opportunity for her.” Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre is in the Top 20 companies in the U.S., ranked by the Dance Data Project, and Jaffe will be among just a handful of female artistic directors in the country.
Read the full article in the Winston-Salem Journal.