Assistant Professor of Dance

Jennifer Conley, a former member of the Martha Graham Dance Company and Pearl Lang Dance Theatre, is presently recognized for her work as a solo artist performing modern dance masterworks.  In recent years she has performed the work of Jane Dudley, Martha Graham, Stuart Hodes, Anna Sokolow, Charles Weidman, Ethel Winter, and Yuriko. Her choreographic research explores the role of legacy in contemporary embodiment as well as the ecological relationship between our body and Earth.  Jennifer has received commissions to choreograph and direct on college and university dance programs across the country and has staged her work in such New York City venues as HERE, Westbeth Arts Center, The Isamu Noguchi Museum, and Lark Theatre.  She is regisseur with the Martha Graham Dance Center, where she has staged numerous productions of Martha Graham's ballets in the United States and United Kingdom.  She has served on the dance faculties of Laban, Brown University, Temple University, and the Martha Graham School of Contemporary Dance before coming to Franklin and Marshall College.  She earned a PhD in Dance from Temple University, and holds an MFA in Dance from New York University's Tisch School of the Arts.