Jennifer L Conley Associate Professor of Dance, Dance Program Director
Jennifer Conley, is an artist-scholar with a twenty-year career embodying iconic solo works of early-mid 20th century modern dance lineage. The New York Times describes her as “bringing to life the artistic foundation upon which generations of choreographers have built.” She danced for years with the Martha Graham Dance Company, Pearl Lang Dance Theatre, and as a founding member of Deborah Zall's Company of Women. As a freelance solo artist Jennifer was a featured artist at the 92nd St Y (for ten years), Lincoln Center, Library of Congress, and also as a guest artist with Modern Rebels and Sokolow Theatre Dance Ensemble. She extends her expertise beyond the stage to direct the next generation of performers through her work as a regisseur with the Martha Graham Center and the estates of Pearl Lang and Ethel Winter. Her research on the reconstruction process, Martha Graham, and Earth-based imagery in dance is published nationally and internationally. Jennifer currently serves as an Associate Professor of Dance at Franklin and Marshall College and as guest faculty every summer at the Martha Graham School of Contemporary Dance in New York City.