Jennifer Archibald

Lecturer in Acting

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 and the Maggie Flanigan Acting Conservatory where she studied the Meisner Technique.   Archibald has choreographed for the Atlanta Ballet, Ailey II, Cincinnati Ballet, and worked commercially for Tommy Hilfiger, NIKE and MAC Cosmetics as well as chart-listed singers and actors. 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. In 2013, Jennifer was awarded a Choreographic Fellows for Ailey’s New Directions Choreography Lab under the direction of Robert Battle. She is also the recipient of Joffrey's 2015 Choreographic Winnings Award. She also choreographed “Seven”, a biographical work about Olympian Jackie Joyner-Kersee, commissioned by St. Louis based MADCO Dance Company. She has presented Arch Dance Company nationally having been awarded two National Performance Network grants; and by special invitation at notable dance festivals country wide. She has staged various off-Broadway shows and choreographed for the musicals Carousel, Pippin, The Music Man, and Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat. She is currently on faculty at Columbia/Barnard College, Steps on Broadway, Broadway Dance Center, and CAP21 America’s Musical Theatre Conservatory, and a resident artist and lecturer at various institutions across the US and abroad. Internationally, she has taught master classes in Brazil, Bermuda, Canada, Slovenia, Sweden, France, Russia, Mexico, China, and Ecuador. In 2016 she will be creating a new work for the Cincinnati Ballet, Kansas City Ballet, and Ballet Memphis. To learn more about Jennifer and her Arch Dance Company visit