Ali Paige Block is a professional ballet and contemporary dancer, based in New York City. She trained at the former School of Cleveland Ballet, North Carolina School of the Arts, and Miami City Ballet School, with summers at the Chautauqua Institution, BalletX, the National Ballet School of Canada, and Jacob’s Pillow. She was featured as Clara in Christmas Spectacular Starring the Radio City Rockettes and was invited on the National Tour. Ali danced in Balanchine’s Serenade at the Hollywood Bowl Opening Night Gala. She is one of four dancers featured in Steve Childs’ documentary, And We Will Dance.
Ali danced with Texas Ballet Theater and Eugene Ballet Company before moving to New York City, where she has danced with Claudia Schreier, Eglevsky Ballet, Columbia Ballet Collaborative, Edward Morgan Ballet, Exit12 Dance, and Brookoff Dance Repertory Company. With the Columbia Ballet Collaborative, she has worked with choreographers Emory LeCrone, Claudia Schreier, and Barry Kerollis. She has also danced with Terpsicorps Theatre of Dance, Sarasota Ballet, and as a guest artist with Verb Ballets.
Ali is currently dancing with Eglevsky Ballet, the Columbia Ballet Collaborative, and Brookoff Dance Repertory Company. Additionally, Ali studies psychology at Columbia University.
New York City–based artist
Eugene Ballet Company
Artistic Director: Toni Pimble
Artistic Director: Iain Webb
Texas Ballet Theater
Fort Worth, TX
Artistic Director: Ben Stevenson, O.B.E.
Artistic Director: Maurice Brandon Curry
Toulmin Fellowship Showing
NYU Center for Ballet and the Arts
Choreographer: Claudia Schreier
Brookoff Dance Repertory Company
Director and choreographer: Matthew Brookoff
Columbia Ballet Collaborative
Choreographers: Emery LeCrone, Claudia Schreier, Barry Kerollis, Daniel Keene, Ursula Verduzco, Amy Garner, and Donna Salgado
Exit12 Dance Company
Director and choreographer: Roman Baca
Artistic Director: Laszlo Berdo
The Edward Morgan Ballet
Director and choreographer: Edward Morgan
Christmas Spectacular Starring the Radio City Rockettes, Cleveland
Clara, selected for National Tour
2001 and 2002
And We Will Dance
Featured subject of documentary film
Director: Steve Childs
Hollywood Bowl Opening Night Gala
Performed alongside the Los Angeles Philharmonic
Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival
Recipient of the Jacob’s Pillow Professional Advancement Award in Dance
Miami City Ballet School
North Carolina School of the Arts
School of Cleveland Ballet
National Ballet School of Canada
Chautauqua School of Dance
Weight: 105 lbs.
Hair color: Red