Aliya Ellenby, MA

Aliya holds an MA in performance studies and a BA in theater and community-based performance, both from New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts. Aliya is a 2006 SIT Bolivia alum, and during her ISP she started her longstanding work with Títeres Elwaky, part of a larger collective of independent artists called Colectivo Katari. From 2009 to 2013, she was an integral member of the collective, organizing and participating in international theater and puppetry festivals, creating, performing, writing, and teaching. From 2013 to 2016, she worked as a public middle school language arts teacher in Miami. In 2016, she moved back to Bolivia and is currently the project coordinator of Kids’ Books Bolivia, a project she has been supporting since 2009.


  • MA, New York University, Tisch School of the Arts
  • BA, New York University, Tisch School of the Arts
Aliya Ellenby, MA

SIT Study Abroad

Kids’ Books Bolivia Project Coordinator

BOLIVIA: Multiculturalism, Globalization, and Social Change

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