Ali co-founded ITI in 1997 and remains its driving force. Starting out, she gained a teaching degree plus qualifications in drama, dance, music and voice. She went on to teach these subjects at many levels, including remedial. Having performed in mainhouse musicals, comedies and dramas, she set up ITI with the express intent of creating high quality, interactive comedy shows. Right up until 2015, Ali also played the role of Sybil Faulty in Faulty Towers The Original Dining Experience, touring the show around the world. As ITI Artistic Director, Ali is responsible for the group’s creative output, quality and vision.