Aliyah Ali, born and raised in New Jersey, has been studying dance for more than half of her life. A very well-rounded dancer, she attended the Alvin Ailey Dance School for 8 years, practicing ballet, tap, west African, jazz and Lester Horton technique. In 2014, she fell in love with dancehall, and since then, she’s used the knowledge and technique from her previous dance experience, solely to fuel her dancehall career.
In early 2016, Aliyah started teaching dancehall workshops in New York City. Since then, she’s already traveled and taught workshops through Germany, Italy and Belgium. Aliyah’s smooth and sensual style of dance and choreography has gained her a quickly growing fan base worldwide. She constantly researches into the origin of female dancehall styles and trends and she dreams to reshape and change the perspective on how women are viewed in the entertainment industry. Sensuality and self-worth are her values and she intends on using dancehall as the catalyst to empower women worldwide.
Credits: Denitia and Sene, Spice, Teetimus, We Chief, Vybz Kartel, Bruck Up and the Brooklyn Museum.