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Jennifer Archibald
Jennifer Archibald is the founder and Artistic Director of the Arch Dance Company and Program Director of ArchCore40 dance intensives. She is a graduate of The Alvin Ailey School and the Maggie Flanigan Acting Conservatory where she studied the Meisner Technique.

Archibald has choreographed for the Atlanta Ballet, Ailey II, Cincinnati Ballet, Ballet Memphis, Kansas City Ballet, Tulsa Ballet II, Ballet Nashville and worked commercially for Tommy Hilfiger, NIKE and MAC Cosmetics as well as chart-listed singers and actors. She was recently appointed as the first female resident choreographer in Cincinnati Ballets forty year history. Next season new works will be created for Cincinnati Ballet, Tulsa Ballet, Grand Rapids Ballet, Amy Seiwert's Imagery, Ballet Nashville and Stockholm's Balletakademien.

Archibald's works have been performed at venues including New York's City Center, Lincoln Center, The Kennedy Center, Aaron Davis Hall and Jacob's Pillow Inside|Out Stage and Central Park's Summerstage Mainstage. In 2013, Jennifer was awarded a Choreographic Fellow for Ailey's New Directions Choreography Lab under the direction of Robert Battle. She is 2015's Choreographic Winnings recipient by the Joffrey Ballet. She also choreographed "Seven", a biographical work about Olympian Jackie Joyner-Kersee, commissioned by St. Louis based MADCODance Company. Arch Dance Company's "Chasing Shadows" will be remounted for Dallas Black Dance Theater for their 2018/19 season.

Jennifer is currently an acting lecturer at the Yale School of Drama and on faculty developing the Hip Hop dance curriculum at Columbia/Barnard College. Jennifer is a guest artist at several universities; Fordham/Ailey, Purchase College, Princeton, Virginia Commonwealth University, University of South Florida, Goucher College, Columbia College Chicago, and Bates College. This spring she premiered a new work for Miami New World School of the Arts, South Carolina's Governor's School of the Arts, Ailey Fordham, Boston Conservatory, and Point Park.

www.JenniferArchibald.com