From Maui, Hawaii, Ali studied at the Maui Academy of Performing Arts. She has trained with American Ballet Theater, LINES Ballet, San Francisco Conservatory of Dance, Post:Ballet, and Hubbard Street Dance Chicago. As a student at Stanford University, she trained under Kristine Elliott, Muriel Maffre, Robert Moses, and Diane Frank, and performed in Robert Moses’ This State of Annihilation, and as a soloist in original work by Amy Seiwert. Upon graduating, Ali received the Louis Sudler Prize in the Arts. In 2014, she graduated from the University of California Irvine’s Master of Fine Arts program in dance with a full scholarship. She currently dances for Menlowe Ballet, is a guest lecturer at West Valley College, and has started her own dance company, Ali McKeon Dance Project.