Ali Williams is one of the co-founders of NoFit State. Over the past 30 years with the company she has been a performer, fundraiser, community director, and producer of many shows including Immortal, Parklife & Barricade and Open House. She was director of the Circus Development Agency from 2008-10 and is an active member of the Circostrada European Circus and Street Arts network. In 2013 she completed a year’s sabbatical in Nepal where she worked with Circus Kathmandu, a social circus project that works with traffic survivors rescued from Indian circuses. As well as producing professional shows she believes in engaging with community and giving them opportunities to take part in performances alongside the production’s professional team.
Within her role Ali supported many other circus companies and promoters in an advisory capacity. Ali is on the Roundhouse circus advisory board and the artistic advisory board for Circolombia. She has mentored emerging companies and is passionate about supporting trainees and emerging artists to develop their talents. Though Ali's own work focuses on contemporary creations she loves the traditional circus lifestyle of traveling and living outdoors with a community who share a common vision.