Alexandria “Brinae Ali” Bradley born and raised in Flint, Michigan is a interdisciplinary artist who believes in using the power of the arts to transform the conditions of the human spirit. When she is not traveling and performing, she is giving back to young people and grass roots organizing. Currently Bradley is the assistant artistic director of Tapology, Inc. a youth based outreach program in Flint, that believes in preserving the art of tap and jazz culture through education and performance. As a educator she has collaborated with After School Activities Partnership, East Park Revitalization Alliance, Philadelphia Clef Club of Performing Arts, Raise It Up! Youth Arts and Awareness, Flint Youth Theatre, Mural Arts of Philadelphia, Young Audi-
ences of New Jersey, Queens College, Long Island University, Ping Chong and Company, New Jersey Performing Arts Center and was a artist in residence at the Carol Morgan School in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. She has also served as a adjunct professor at Queens College and Long Island University.
Internationally Ali has traveled and performed around the world in countries such as, France, Germany, China, and Brazil. She also travelled with a team of tap dancers to Russia for a tour in 5 cities working with the U.S. Embassy for its cultural exchange program celebrating National Tap Dance Day. Her broadway and off-broadway experience has gained her positions as assistant dance captain for Shuffle Along: the 1921 Sensation And All That Followed choreo- graphed by Savion Glover and directed by George C.Wolfe, company member of NY and Touring cast of STOMP, special feature in the Cotton Club Parade which later became After Midnight under the musical direction of Wynton Marsalis, New York City Center Off -Center production of Don’t Bother Me, I Can’t Cope directed and choreographed by Savion Glover and was apart of a two week tour in Italy celebrating Ella Fitzgerald’s centennial.
As a playwright and songwriter she has also created an award winning work such as Best Short Play at the Downtown Urban Theater Festival for her one woman show Steps and the Vox Populi Independence Music Award for “Destination Forever: Vol.1 EP.” Currently she is developing a work in progress with trumpeter Sean Jones called Dizzy Spellz fusing tap, Bebop, Hip Hop, and Afro Cuban music to articulate the African American experience through the music of Dizzy Gillespie from a afrofuturistic lens.