NNE GROUP Preferred Speakers
NNE GROUP featured speakers come from all over the globe. Both inspiring and informative, our featured speakers bring a range of expertise and insights to every event we host. Learn more about our featured speakers below.
Ali Stroker became the first actress in a wheelchair to graduate from the NYU Tisch drama department, earning a degree in drama. A groundbreaking performer, she made history as the first actress in a wheelchair to appear on a Broadway stage, playing the role of Anna in Deaf West’s 2015 revival of Spring Awakening.
Stroker was cast in the 12-episode series of The Glee Project, placing second in the final episode and securing a guest role on season four of Glee. She played Artie’s love interest on Glee, the bossy Class President on MTV’s series Faking It, and has made many guest appearances on Sesame Street. Ali will be recurring on ABC’s new drama 10 DAYS IN THE VALLEY this fall, starring Kyra Sedgwick.
In addition to her work on and off-Broadway, Stroker has enjoyed solo performances at the Kennedy Center in Washington, DC and New York’s Town Hall, as well as concert appearances at Lincoln Center for Performing Arts.
A humanitarian and advocate, Stroker is a Co-chair of Women Who Care, which supports United Cerebral Palsy of New York City. Her devotion to educating and inspiring others brings Stroker to South Africa with ARTS InsideOut, where she holds theater workshops and classes for women and children affected by HIV and AIDS. Stroker is a founding member of ATTENTION THEATRE with her partner, David Perlow. Ali speaks all over the country motivating and improving the lives of other people through the arts, whether they be disabled or not, is captured in her principle of “Making Your Limitations Your Opportunities.”