Ali is from Winston-Salem, North Carolina where she trained with the University of North Carolina School of the Arts for nine years. After graduating the High School program, she completed three years with the Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre Graduate Program. She has attended summer programs with the Boston Ballet, Miami City Ballet, Alonzo King LINES Ballet of San Francisco and Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre. During her training, Ali has worked with Melissa Hayden, Ethan Steifel, Gillian Murphy, Anna Marie Holmes, Terrence Orr, and Marianna Tcherkassky as well as many other renown instructors. Ali has performed professionally with Carolina Ballet and Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre before joining the Lexington Ballet. Ali is now on her fourth season with Lexington Ballet.