Radia Ali, also known as Noori, is a multi- disciplinary perfoming artist, poet and fire dancer. She performs an array of styles from South Asian classical & folk, belly dance, flamenco, samba to bachata, salsa, and burlesque. She uses props such as silk veils, Fire fans and swords to tell stories across cultures with her movements.
Growing up in different countries, Radia was able to experience dance, music and cultural practices both in Asia and Europe. She uses these experiences to create fusion choreography and movement experiences.
Radia is currently an organizer at the Chicago Full Moon Jam, performs with with Egyptian trance indie artist NAXÖ, and other live music acts. She teaches fire performance, as well as fusion movement classes.
Radia’s mission is to create a space of learning and appreciation for authentic expression of one's culture. She explores history through music and dance, and her acts are interwoven with voices from the past. She is passionate about helping people of color find healing through decolonization of their bodies and beliefs.