Aliah has several years of voice and theatre training, and over 12 years of dance training in classical ballet, jazz, tap, lyrical, contemporary, and hip hop at Quisan’s Dance Academy (QDA), under the artistic direction of her mother, Quisan Parker. Aliah was a member of the National Champion QDA Dance Company for 10 years and served as a teacher assistant at QDA for 3 years. In addition to her studio training, she has studied with many dance “greats” including Frank Hatchett (Broadway Dance Center), and “So You Think You Can Dance” finalists Kameron Bink, Caitlin Finney, and Kent Boyd, just to name a few. She has also had the honor of performing at Madison Square Garden in NY for U.S. Dance Days and at Disneyland in CA. Aliah has won several platinum, and high platinum awards, and multiple 1st Overall local, state, and national talent awards in dance competitions and pageants. She enjoys coaching young girls in pageants to be their best selves and has also held several titles including Miss NC High School 2014, Miss Black NC Talented Teen 2015, and Miss Black Talented Teen USA 2016.
Aliah has taught jazz, lyrical, tap, ballet, and hip hop at The Dance Place in Windsor, NC. She also taught a petite hip hop company at Quisan’s Dance Academy where her work received numerous platinum awards and top overalls at competitions. Aliah also served as a judge for the Southeast Showdown dance competition this year in VA.
Aliah believes dance has helped her through many stages of her life and hopes it will do the same for others.