Faculty Profile Jennifer Archibald

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    Jennifer Archibald


    Guest Classes
    Wed Nov 6, 6:30-8:00PM
    Tue Dec 3, 11:30AM-1:00PM
    Thu Dec 5, 11:30AM-1:00PM


    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, 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 created new works for Cincinnati Ballet, Grand Rapids Ballet, Amy Seiwert's Imagery, and Stockholm's Balletakademien and will create a new works for Ballet West, Ballet Nashville, and Sacramento Ballet in 2020. She is currently that the acting Movement Director for Michael Kahn's The Oresteia at the Shakespeare Theatre Company

    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 Ailey’s New Directions Choreography Lab under the direction of Robert Battle. She is 2015's Choreographic Winnings recipient by the Joffrey Ballet. A revival of “Seven”, a biographical work about Olympian Jackie Joyner- Kersee, will be performed this season commissioned by St. Louis based MADCO Dance 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. She is also the 2018-19 recipient's for the CUNY Dance Initiative Residency. 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 universities including Fordham/Ailey, Purchase College, Princeton, Virginia Commonwealth University, University of South Florida, Goucher College, 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.

    "if only for this moment of awe, the kind all dance-lovers wordlessly hope they’ll witness when purchasing a ticket, Light Years earns its space and audience by commissioning [Jennifer Archibald] one of the most powerful transformative voices in contemporary dance today. fortunately, it takes us the full distance of contemporary dance’s diverse spectrum." Review Full Review by Emily Trace

    Class Description

    ARCHCORE an advanced contemporary class that A.artiscally R.reveals, C. contemporary H.hip hop. This class incorporates the technical fundamentals of both modern dance and hip hop into a gritty street level execution of contemporary movement. The class pushes the dancer athletically, to move with and against gravity as well as to lyrically fly across space, encompassing both the hard edge of street dance and the fluidity of classical technique. Classes are geared to develop strength, coordination, flexibility, stamina and rhythmic awareness.

                    Week of: Jul 13, 2020 - Jul 19, 2020