Raised in Florida, Ali has since established herself as an inspiring master teacher and upcoming choreographer throughout the country. She is on faculty for both Sheer Talent Dance Convention and Dance Olympus Dance Competition, and has choreographed works for various venues throughout the nation. She received her B.S. in American Dance Pedagogy from Oklahoma City University.
Her professional credits include both theatrical and commercial venues, including a featured part in the film “Dance Off”, a music video with Jack Black for the feature film Goosebumps,
“Extreme Makeover: Home Edition”, a promotional video for the film “Step Up 3D”, and various other television projects. She was a member of Gregg Russell’s Tapsounds Underground, and is currently a core company member of Ryan Lohoff’s Rithem Dance Company. She was lucky to have performed weekly as a “Sophisticated Lady” at the legendary Cotton Club in NYC with Dormeshia Sumbry-Edwards, which gave her the opportunity to perform with other tap greats Jason Samuel Smith and Chloe Arnold at the 23rd Annual Tap Extravaganza. Ali can be seen as a featured tap dancer on the FOX TV show, “Mobbed”. Most recently, Ali was seen in Cabrillo Music Theatre’s production of “Bye Bye Birdie” and “Rocky Horror Show”. She also choreographs both nationally and internationally, most recently on Occidental College’s “The Drowsy Chaperone”, and productions of Grease and Anything Goes.