Formally, Ali has an Advanced Diploma in Art & Creativity and a Post Graduate Diploma in Business Administration (Communications). She worked as a corporate weasel for 20 years, facilitating corporate stakeholder relations and the strategic conversation. Yup.
Then Ali met improv at a Wellington Improvisation Troupe beginner’s class at the Wellington Community Education Centre. There was a lot of laughing. The other students were playful and supportive, variously shy or bold, everyone had fun. A ridiculous amount of fun. It was the start of a happy and strange creative journey, although Ali originally only signed up to help improve her public speaking skills.
During her time with WIT Ali has performed in and produced shows, taught workshops, taken workshops with some of the best improvisors in the world, made an improvised short movie, built a Gorilla, traveled from Wellington to Loose Moose in Canada and Improvention in Canberra, made, exhibited and performed with masks and puppets, been on the committee several times and had a whole lot of fun taking photographs of shows.
She is currently a Co-Creative Director of WIT.