Having briefly met Ali 6 years ago at an adaptive yoga conference on rainy Saturday, I’m thrilled to see her career flourish! She won a Tony Award last Sunday for her role as Ado Annie in Oklahoma! and shattered the glass ceiling for actors in wheelchairs, becoming the first wheelchair-user to win a Tony. Here’s a bio I wrote on her this week for SPINALpedia
While wheelchair dancing has been a sport for over 20 years, wheelchair hip-hop dancing has never really gotten it’s spotlight – until now.
Chelsie Hill, one of the youngest stars from the reality show Push Girls, has founded her very own integrated (able-bodied and disabled) dance team, which she’s dubbed Team Hotwheelz. Read this entry
Meet Ali Stroker, the first woman in a wheelchair to land a leading role in a professional musical, who’s also a contestant on the The Glee Project. Read this entry