Trained/Educated: Studied Fine Art at Newcastle University.
Ali's work has extended over a wide variety of areas including carnival, sculpture, pantomime, opera, ballet and outdoor theatre projects.
Ali has designed at least 15 shows for Pilot theatre including Rumblefish, Bloodtide, The Twits, Fungus the Bogeyman and Lord of the Flies.
Other credits include Bollywood Jane for Leicester Haymarket, Once Upon a Quarry Hill for West Yorkshire Playhouse, Kes and Brassed off for Lawrence Batley Theatre Huddersfield, Look Back in Anger for Harrogate Theatre, and Camel Station with Trevor Griffiths.
Ali also designed Madame Butterfly, Wuthering Heights and Dracula for Northern Ballet Theatre, and was assistant to Peter Mumford on Peter Pan . Ali has also designed two major musicals for Aberystwyth Arts Centre, Chicago (2010) and Chess (2011) and will be designing Hairspray in 2012.
Other recent work includes Where's Vietnam? By Alice Nutter for Red Ladder Theatre Company at West Yorkshire Playhouse, The little Mermaid for Dundee Rep ,and Aladdin at the City Varieties in Leeds. Also most recently Big Society for Red Ladder Theatre company in collaboration with Chumbawamba and starring Phill Jupitus