Adia Alli is a Nigerian-born, Michigan-raised artist. She began her artistic journey through the Warren Consolidated School of Performing Arts and later received a Bachelor of Arts in Theatre, a minor in Economics, and a specialization in African American and African studies from 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, devisor, teaching artist, director, arts administrator, and stage manager. Some past credits include: The Niceties (u/s, Writers Theatre), United Flight 232 (The House Theatre of Chicago), Cardboard Piano (TimeLine Theatre), The Escape (The Arts Institute of Chicago), No Child... (Definition Theatre), The Doppelganger (u/s, Steppenwolf Theatre), Insurrection (u/s, Stage Left Theatre), The Wolves (Assistant Director, Goodman Theatre), and First (For Youth Inquiry). Adia plays Danielle in the webseries Seeds (Shatterglass Films).
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. When not dabbling in the arts, Adia enjoys running/race-training, reading black literature, catching up on pop culture, dancing to Nigerian music, and eating peanut butter! She is very grateful for her family and Gray Talent!