Butterfly Ballet Creator
Ali spent her formative years training as well as teaching dance and theatre with Helen Beinke Dance Arts in Adelaide before completing an Advanced Diploma in Performance Art (Dance) at the Centre for Performing Arts. She then danced professionally with ADT (with Meryl Tankard) and The One Extra Company (with director Graeme Watson) as well as freelancing as a dancer, teacher and choreographer in Adelaide, Melbourne and Sydney.
She then turned her creativity to film production; researching and production managing numerous documentaries, films and tv productions including the documentary ‘Drama School’ – a year at NIDA, and produced a short dance film ‘The Eye Inside’ (director Cordelia Beresford) which earned an AFI nomination and won the best short form short film at the Sydney Dendy Awards in 2006.
Ali returned to teaching dance and theatre after the arrival of her first child (Taj) and now has two other little ones to keep her busy, (Mac and Blaise). She is also currently a tutor for the Australian Girls’ Choir in Perth, WA.