Jeanne Solan was born in New Jersey, USA. Her professional career started with the Harkness Ballet (1968-1970). She, then joined the Deutsche Oper as a Guest Soloist for the season 1970-1971.
Her first collaboration with Lar Lubovitch Dance Company followed from 1971 to 1973. She then moved to The Hague to join the Netherlands Dance Theater 1 from 1973 to 1977. Then Dennis Wayne’s Dancers between 1977 and 1979 and back to Netherlands Dance Theater from 1979 to 1986.
Her second collaboration with the Lar Lubovitch Dance Company took place from 1986 to 1988. In 1993, she was invited to join the newly born Netherlands Dance theater 3 where she ended her dance career in 1999.
During her extensive career, she has danced many classics and iconic pieces from famed choreographers such as Rudi van Dantzig, George Balanchine, Jerome Robbins, Alvin Ailey, John Butler, Glen Tetley, John Cranko and many classics.
During her years with Nederlands Dans Theater 1 and in while dancing in New York, she has participated in creations from Jiri Kylian, Lar Lubovitch, William Forsythe, Mats Ek, Hans van Manen, Christopher Bruce, Nacho Duato, Nils Christie, James Vincent, Louis Falcons and Jennifer Muller.
Back in The Hague with NDT 3, she created pieces from Christopher Bruce, Nacho Duato, Martha Clarke, Paulo Ribiero, Patrick Delcroix and Sol Leon-Paul Lightfoot and Johan Inger.
For the past 20 years, Jeanne Solan has been working as an international teacher/ballet mistress with dance companies and conservatories around the world. She also assists The Kylian foundation teaching Kylian’s earlier works to various international ballet companies.
In 1997, in The Netherlands, Jeanne Solan was awarded the “Golden Theatre Dance prize” presently known as “The Swan award” for career achievement. From 2008 to 2011, she served as Teacher / Ballet Mistress for Europa Danse in Paris, France.
In 2020, Jeanne Solan joined European School of Ballet as a Resident Ballet Mistress.