Jennifer Archibald

Arch Dance Company

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 Ailey School Certificate Program 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 Ballet’s 40-year history. In 2018, she will be creating new works for Cincinnati Ballet, Tulsa Ballet, Grand Rapids Ballet, Amy Seiwert's Imagery, Ballet Nashville and Stockholm's Balletakademien next season.  

Archibald’s works have been performed at venues including New York's City Center, Lincoln Center, The Kennedy Center, Aaron Davis Hall, Jacob's Pillow Inside|Out Stage and Central Park's Summerstage Mainstage.  In 2013, Jennifer was awarded a Choreographic Fellow for Robert Battle's New Directions Choreography Lab at The Ailey School.  She is a 2015 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.  Her new work "Delilah" is currently touring Scandinavia.  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.

 In 2015, she was appointed as Guest Faculty Lecturer to develop the Hip Hop dance curriculum at Columbia/Barnard College. Jennifer is also a guest artist at several university dance programs including the Ailey/Fordham BFA Program, Purchase College, Princeton University, Virginia Commonwealth University, University of South Florida, Goucher College, Columbia College Chicago, and Bates College. In 2018, she premiered new works at Miami's New World School of the Arts, South Carolina's Governor's School of the Arts, the Ailey/Fordham BFA Program, Boston Conservatory, and Point Park.