Australian Cultural (Tim Fairfax AC and Australia Council of the Arts) John Monash Scholar
United States of America
Fine Art and Music
Alies has a Bachelor of Music Performance from the Victorian College of the Arts and a Master of Arts from the Australian Film Television and Radio School. She is a composer for feature films, documentaries, television (CNN, ABC, BBC, Foxtel, SBS), music, theatre and dance productions and has guest lectured at the Elder Conservatorium of Music, University of Adelaide and Central Saint Martins University of the Arts London. As a violinist and musical director she has performed in over 50 countries performing with leading artists including Nitin Sawhney, Akram Khan, Sylvie Guillem and the Shaolin Monks of China. In 2011 she founded The Picture Box Orchestra who have performed at festivals such as WOMADelaide.
With her John Monash Scholarship Alies completed a Master of Fine Arts in Film at Columbia University in New York. She has a strong commitment to telling Australian stories and hopes to establish a production company in Adelaide.