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. 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.”
JIm Stroker is a teacher/coach who has spent the past 36 years in the Ridgewood, New Jersey Public School System as a wellness teacher. His middle school wellness program has been cited as one of the states best; Mr. Stroker and his colleagues were named teachers of the year in 2011. Mr. Stroker has spoken on "Gratitude in the workplace", "The 7 essential elements to overcoming challenges", "The differences that make the difference-5G's", "The science of motivation" ,"The art of mindfulness"
Mr. Stroker is currently running mindfulness workshops for Mercedes Benz Montvale