Ali Phillips is a passionate Dancer, Teacher and Leader from Brisbane, Australia. Her experience in dance started at the young age of 3 years old where her local dance studio quickly became her 2nd home. Feeling a deep sense of belonging and having her confident personality nurtured by her dance teachers, Ali developed a deep passion for Dance teaching that carried into her high school years. At the age of 17, Ali was invited to begin a dance class for adults with disabilities and parallel to completing her Bachelor of Dance at The Queensland University of Technology, she went on to create her current legacy – Bust a Move Dance – a dance company running classes for kids, teens and adults with disabilities. Throughout her 20s BAMDance acted as the vehicle for Ali’s blossoming passion for creating safe dance spaces, intentional dance education and Conscious Dance Leadership. She guided her company to perform at the Special Olympics World Games in Los Angeles in 2015 as well as being personally invited by Nigel Lythgoe to perform on both So You Think You Can Dance US and at the Dizzy Feet Gala. As a result BAMDance grew extensively across the greater Brisbane area and in 2017 Ali made the move to Toronto Canada where she began its 2nd branch. With directing BAMDance at an international level, Ali now spends the majority of her time training other dance teachers on how to create more inclusive dance spaces as well as coaching dance entrepreneurs who want to grow intentional and conscious dance businesses. She is deeply passionate about personal development and is excited to bring her 15 years of knowledge and experience to as many international dance communities as possible.