Ali Woerner, 38

Assistant Professor of Dance
Oakland University

Ali Woerner

Woerner, has taught dance at Oakland University for the past six years and is the co-founder and co-director of the non-profit professional modern dance company, Take Root. Since its inception in 2013, the troupe has been invited to teach master classes and perform in South Korea, Germany, the National Theater of Costa Rica and numerous locations throughout the United States. Woerner, a one-time Radio City Music Hall Rockette who has toured the world as a freelance choreographer, has received kudos for offering a dance class for people who have Parkinson's disease. She has more than 40 participants in the class, which come from Oakland County and the surrounding area. She has led demonstration classes at various hospitals in the county, for physical therapists so that they might understand the program and pass it onto their clients as well as the Older Persons' Commission in Rochester. She has a master's degree in dance choreography and performance from the University of Michigan.

The information presented here was accurate as of January 1, 2016.