Ally began dance at the age of 4 in Tasmania where she grew up, quickly developing a passion for dance. As a teenager, she trained at the Australian Ballet School and the Victorian College of the Arts Secondary School. She then went on to complete a 2 year certificate in Dance Performance at the New Zealand School of Dance.
During this time she performed in the internationally renowned World Of Wearable Arts, TEMPO Dance Festival and the school’s graduation season, featuring in Douglas Wright’s Rapt and Malia Johnston’s Trigger. She also worked with numerous other influential choreographers during this time including Ross McCormack, Sarah Foster-Sproull, Lina Limosani and Craig Barry.
In 2017, Ally performed in Movement Decor’s Decorating Commentary at Strawberry Fields Festival, and was a dancer in the short film Behind Barres. The following year Ally joined Dantzaz Konpainia based in San-Sebastian, Spain for their Atalak project, performing works by Blanca Arrieta and Edu Muruamendiaraz.
Ally joined Dantzaz Konpainia’s full time ensemble in 2019, performing across Spain, France, Belgium and Germany. During her time with the company, she danced Itzik Galili’s Things I Told Nobody and Prelude to a Wasted Tear, Janis Claxton’s Une, Daniele Ninarello’s Lead, Wubkje Kuindersma’s Youth, Jacek Przybylowicz’s Few Brief Sequences, Martin Harriague’s Esclavos Feliz, Josu Mujika’s Basoa and Louise Bédard’s Appeler L’instant où le Paysage Apparaît.
After returning home to Australia, Ally joined the ADT ensemble in mid 2020 for the creative developments of Garry Stewart’s Objekt and Supernature. She joined the company full time in 2021, commencing the year with the world premiere of Supernature at the 2021 Adelaide Festival.