I am a BAFTA-nominated artist, educator & cultural producer. My practice is based on storytelling techniques and traditions and, as well as performing, I curate cultural events. 

My grounding in Social Anthropology, Applied Theatre and Development Education compels me to find ways of subverting dominant narratives. I resonate with principles of social and environmental justice, activism and equity as complex processes within deeply interconnected systems. My practice in the community amplifies lesser-heard stories through co-produced creative outlets. In education, I'm driven by learner-led approaches combining active global citizenship and indigenous wisdoms. In this capacity, I lead Global Learning London, an organisation that seeks to keep learning complex.

I have been chairing the National Theatre's 'We Need to Talk...'  sessions since 2017. I curated the launch weekend of the British Museum's new Albukhary Gallery of Islamic Arts in 2018. In 2019, I was awarded the Writers' Guild Olwen Wymark Award for supporting new writing. I am a proud Associate of Khayaal Theatre Company. 

I am currently a Clore Fellow 2019/21, a highly sought-after programme that seeks to develop the next generation of leaders in the cultural industries. I am a fellow of the Royal Society of Arts. 

I was also recently accredited as a Relational Dynamics Coach. 

Alia Alzougbi Storyteller