Originally from Cleveland, Ali trained at the School of Cleveland Ballet, North Carolina School of the Arts and Miami City Ballet, with summers at Canada’s National Ballet School, Chautauqua Institution, and Jacob’s Pillow. Ali has danced professionally with Texas Ballet Theater and Sarasota Ballet. She danced as Clara in The Radio City Christmas Spectacular and was invited on the National Tour. Ali performed Balanchine’s Serenade at the Hollywood Bowl Opening Night Gala. She is featured in Steve Childs’ documentary, And We Will Dance.