Shadi Ali

Shadi  participated in numerous singing and theatre workshops with several companies and artists in Syria, the Arab World and Europe.

He is an experienced music and vocals trainer of children and teenagers who worked with Syrian Red Crescent in Damascus between 2002 and his graduation in 2008.

At the same period, Shadi appeared as a singer in various bands and events, was a soloist and was choir member of the Higher Institute of Oriental and Western Music, a participant in Jawqat Al-Farah Choir and Zeryab Orchestra. He also co-wrote music and lyrics for other bands: the Syrian Fattet Le’bet and the Jordanian Ram and Raz.

In 2005, he founded Gene: an Arab progressive rock band whose first album was released in 2008, followed by many concerts and tours in Europe, Asia and Africa. in 2011, ‘Ya Waladi’ music video was released in The Arab Voice Project in Alexandria.  

Shadi has a lot of participations in theatre as a performer and musician. In addition to his appearances with Leish Troupe that he joined in 2001, he also featured the performances Ornina Dance Company and  Koon Theatre Company, the latest to be Koon’s ‘Above Zero’ in 2013.

He worked and practiced with Syrian, Arab and international artists including:  Arax Shekijian, Raed Yassin , Iman Abduldayem , Carmen Fillata, Gloria Skalki, Marcel Khalife, Tarek Alnasser and Aziz Marqa.

Amongst the festivals he participated in, are: Music on the Road Festival in Damascus 2010, Al-Hammamat and Safaqes international festivals in Tunisia 2013. As a singer, he participated in a wide range of classic operas, contemporary musicals, oriental and western choirs, such as: Gianni Schicchi’ opera (by Giacomo Puccini), Petra Rox Musical, Le Zenubia’ Opera (by Thomas Albinonni). Le Tragedie de Carmen’ (based on George Bizet’s ‘Carmen’).

He joined Leish Troupe in 2002