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, Ballet Memphis, Kansas City Ballet, Tulsa Ballet II, Ballet Nashville; and worked commercially for 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. New work will be created 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. Jennifer was awarded a Choreographic Fellow for Ailey’s New Directions Choreography Lab under the direction of Robert Battle. She is a Choreographic Winnings recipient by the Joffrey Ballet. She also choreographed Seven, a biographical work about Olympian Jackie Joyner-Kersee, commissioned by St. Louis based MADCO Dance Co. Arch Dance Company's Chasing Shadows was remounted for Dallas Black Dance Theater 2018/19 season.
Jennifer is currently an Acting Lecturer at the Yale School of Drama and 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 universities including Purchase College, Princeton, Virginia Commonwealth University, University of South Florida, Columbia College Chicago, and Bates College. In 2018 she premiered new works for Miami New World School of the Arts, South Carolina's Governor's School of the Arts, Ailey Fordham, Boston Conservatory, and Point Park.