Associate Professor of Dance/Founder Director
Oakland University/Take Root
Birmingham, Michigan, United States
Ali Woerner is Founder/Director of Take Root Dance Company, Associate Professor of Dance at Oakland University and received her MFA from the University of Michigan. Ali has performed and taught all over the world; including Colombia, Costa Rica, Japan, Berlin and Korea. Ali is the recipient of Oakland County Executive’s 2016 Elite 40 Under 40 top honor, recognized by Oakland University on Founder’s Day for her creative work throughout her career, is an annual presenter for Oakland County’s Arts and Culture Session, and nominated for the 2016 Governor’s Fitness Award for an Extraordinary Event.
Ali is the founder and director of Take Root’s Dance for Parkinson’s Disease Program. Oakland University’s School of Health Science’s Physical Therapy Graduate/Undergraduate Program regularly volunteers for Take Root’s classes as part of their courses. Ali guest lectures for the Graduate Neuro Interventions course presenting an annual three-hour master class including a Dance for Parkinson’s Disease class, lecture based on the dance class, and a live zoom interview with Dance for Parkinson’s Disease participants. Ali leads in-services for physical therapists at Troy Beaumont Hospital, St. John’s Hospital and MidMichigan Medical Center, was a guest host for the Parkinson’s Movement Disorder webinar, speaker for the Parkinson’s Disease Symposium and Michigan Parkinson’s Facilitator’s Conference, was selected as Oakland University’s Honors College Third Annual Murphy Creative Intersections Speaker, a featured presenter for Oakland University’s Sounding Series and is a member of American Congress of Rehabilitation Medicine.
I do not have any relevant financial / non-financial relationships with any proprietary interests.
Tuesday, November 8, 2022
12:45 PM – 2:00 PM