Adia Alli is a Nigerian-born, Michigan-raised multi-disciplinary artist. She began her artistic journey through the Warren Consolidated School of Performing Arts, a high school magnet theater program, and later pursued a Bachelor of Arts in Theater at Michigan State University. Shortly after graduating, Adia moved to Chicago where she has been blessed to work with a plethora of companies and inspiring artists.
Adia has been seen on and off stage as an actor, stage manager, teaching artist, and arts administrator. Some past acting credits include: Insurrection: Holding History (u/s, Stage Left Theatre), The Electronic Ni**er (reading, Court Theatre), The Land of the Free (Living Newspaper Festival, Jackalope Theatre), Sweet (Fleetwood-Jourdain Theatre), god is fair (sexy nasty) (Commission Theatre), First (For Youth Inquiry), and good friday (u/s, Oracle Productions). Adia also plays Danielle in the new webseries Seeds (Shatterglass Films) premiering through Open Television in March 2018. Adia enjoys developing new skills and recently wrote her first play subduction for Black Lives, Black Words 2017 and was the Assistant Director for The Wolves at Goodman Theatre.
Adia is a company member of For Youth Inquiry (FYI) Performance Company at the Illinois Caucus for Adolescent Health and sits on the Auxiliary Board of Adventure Stage Chicago. She is a teaching artist with Court Theatre and American Theater Company. When not dabbling in the arts, Adia enjoys running/race-training, yoga, reading poetry and black literature, dancing to Nigerian music, and eating peanut butter! She is very grateful for Gray Talent and is excited for the next phase of her artistic career.