Jennifer Archibald, founder and artistic director of the Arch Dance Company, graduated from the Alvin Ailey School and Maggie Flannigan acting conservatory specializing in the Meisner technique. She has performed at The Kennedy Center, Aaron Davis Hall, Lincoln Theatre, New World Theatre, Duke on 42nd Street, Abron Arts Centre, Judson Memorial Church, on MTV, as well as in Europe, Russia and Canada. She has staged various off-Broadway shows working with the casts from Bring in Da Noise and Da Funk and the musical Cats and has choreographed Carousel, The Music Man, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat and Pippin for professional theater companies. Jennifer has also choreographed for the NBA New York Knicks City Dancers, the Ailey School, and the outdoor Solstice Festival in Times Square. For 2013 Jennifer has been selected as a choreographic Fellow for Ailey’s New Directions Choreography Lab under the direction of Robert Battle. She is currently on faculty at Dance New Amsterdam, Broadway Dance Center and CAP 21 America’s Musical Theatre Conservatory. She has been a resident artist and lecturer at Princeton University, University of South Florida, University of Illinois, Virginia Commonwealth University, Goucher College, East Carolina University, FAMU, Studio Harmonique in France, and Jackson School of the Arts in Bermuda. In 2012 Jennifer was a resident artist at Ailey/Fordham, East Carolina University and Columbia College.