Ali began her training at the age of 3 with the Maui Academy of Performing Arts. She has also studied with Yvonne Mounsey at the Westside School of Ballet. During her summers she studied with American Ballet Theater, LINES Ballet, San Francisco Conservatory of Dance, and Hubbard Street Dance Chicago. Her favorite roles she has performed are White Swan in Swan Lake and Gamzatti in La Bayadere.
Her current interest and passion for contemporary dance forms stems from her work with Glenn Edgerton, Director of Hubbard Street Dance Chicago. She trained with him for three summers learning choreography by innovative contemporary choreographers Jiri Kylian, Nacho Duato, Aszure Barton, and Toru Shimazaki. Her other interests include the development of her own choreographic works as well as creating dance for the screen.