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1987: ATCL Speech and Drama
1994: Graduated from Toi Whakaari: The New Zealand Drama School
2008: Chapman Tripp Actress of the Year for ‘Bombshells’
2014: Best Actress award from United Solo Festival, NYC for ‘Bombshells’
2018: Best One-Woman Show from United Solo Festival, NYC for ‘Songs for Nobodies’
2019: 200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training - Shri Kali Ashram
2019: 100 hour Hansa Yoga Therapy Training
2021: Practitioner Neuro-Linguistic Programming
Award-winning Entertainer Ali Harper is a graduate of Toi Whakaari: The New Zealand Drama School. With her career spanning over 30 years, Ali has starred in numerous musicals and plays throughout New Zealand. Highlights include Blood Brothers,Mamma Mia, Legally Blonde, My Fair Lady, Mary Poppins, The Sound of Music, Guys and Dolls, South Pacific, A Shortcut to Happiness, Side by Side by Sondheim, Jacques Brel is alive and well and living in Paris, Calendar Girls, Jerry’s Girls, The Rocky Horror Picture Show and Tell Me on a Sunday.
NZ Tours include The Court Theatre production of the one woman show Songs for Nobodies where Ali was awarded ‘Best One Woman Show’ at New York’s United Solo Festival on 42nd Street in 2018.
Other New Zealand Tours include Chess, Evita, Pirates of Penzance, Oklahoma and the one-woman play Bombshells, where Ali was awarded ‘Best Actress’ in New York in 2014 and ‘Chapman Tripp Best Actress’ in Wellington in 2008.
Ali also performed her cabaret show A Down Under Diva! in New York at Don’t Tell Mama and she has had other performances in New York at The Metropolitan Room in 2013 and 2014.
Ali’s production company Ali-Cat Productions produces and tours her solo shows; A Natural Woman, The Look of Love, A Doris Day Special, Legendary Divas and Naughty and Nice and she also enjoys time abroad as a Guest Entertainer on Cruise ships, MC-ing and performance coaching specialising in singing and freelancing as a yoga teacher.
Television credits include Hope and Wire, The Strip, Market Forces and resident singer for 4 years on TV One’s Dancing with the Stars as well as Morning Radio Host on Wellington’s Classic Hits.
Ali wrote a song Release Our Love after the Christchurch Mosque shootings in 2019 with the proceeds from each download going to the Victim Supports GiveaLittle page.
Ali’s seven albums are A Natural Woman, The Look of Love, A Doris Day Special, Legendary Divas, Naughty and Nice, Songs for Everybody and Something So Right.