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AJ Blankenship



Second annual vacation with @mynameisq !!!! Only this time: 👬 JFK>Athens>Mykonos!!! #QnA #happyboys #xlsior #greece #vacation MINERVA LIONS - don't let all the flipping distract you from the real show #strikeapose which one is your favorite? #cheerleading #choreographer ST CLAIRSVILLE DEVILS - 5 time State Champs comin for number six! #cheerleading #choreographer Cheerleading gave me strength (I gained 30 lbs of muscle from fresh-senior year), 3 of my best friends @nwise05 @daveyb_baby @shortney_k, my first Broadway show and the jumpstart to my performance career in @bringitonthemusical, and my career as a choreographer. I can't believe this is my TENTH YEAR in the choreo business!! Whaaat?! #cheerleaderforlife #choreographer #dancer #trainer #gains #professional #entrepreneur #flex #biceps #shoulders #chest #buckeyes #ohiostate Finally 🙂 TEAYS VALLEY VIKINGS - are the boomies becoming a little too choreographed? Whatever idc, that's what happens when @nwise05 and i choreograph together. Happy 5 years of working together @bjhcjkinz ! So proud of my alma mater. #cheer #choreographer #vikings #stunt #hairwhip #almamater HILLIARD DARBY PANTHERS - I mean. Cmon. Coach @amiejclark you have one crazy fierce team. Thanks for another amazing cheer camp panthers! #cheer #choreographer #jumps #toetouch #tucks #squad #ferocious #slay #werk #panthers @oassaspirit 🗡 this tat is for my family. They are my strength and my courage and they are always at my side, ready to be drawn for battle at any moment. They remind me to be a fighter not only for myself, but for everyone in need. They remind me to be grateful for the things that I've been blessed with and to use my talents for the good of the world around me. House Blankenship. #family #tattoo #strength #courage #rapier #sword #grateful #blankenship #abs #bis #booty #chest @kelciemaxine @karlablankenship 🤓 so cozy tonight! Just me and my fluffy blanket and GOT and a bowl of popcorn #ahh #chillin #got #nerdy #metime GRANVILLE ACES - defending State Champs and the sweetest girls I've ever worked with ever! Y'all win the Spirit Stick hands down. So proud of my 4 seniors @avakunar @melissakaymurphy @emmacatn and @rileyvradenburg ! This one's for you @chancetherapper !!! #cheer #choreographer @oassaspirit #aces #squad #ohio @granville.cheer 16 days until Greece!!! 🇬🇷 so I'm really tryna crush it wit dees weightses.Been so fun lifting in my original muscle-makin factory at Ohio State. Today was the three B's: back, bis, and butt! (my favorite)💪🏽🍑 #vacation #mykonos #getaway #booty #bis #back #lift #train #shredded #beat #rpac #buckeyes #ohiostate #ohio CAMBRIDGE BOBCATS - little country cuties with LOTS of sass. Clearly 👆🏽. My seventh year with this school! Thanks Coach @allie.wojo for another fierce Cheer Camp! So much Bobcat love! 💙🖤💙🖤💙 #choreographer #cheer #fierce #lasso #boomerang @oassaspirit GENOA HIGH SCHOOL guaranteed gonna blow your mind MWAH!!! #choreographer #cheer #cometspirit  @oassaspirit HAPPY BIRTHDAY JUSTIN!!!! You are my slay sister and I can't imagine my life without you. I'm eternally grateful for your friendship and I'm  so excited for what our crazy lives are going to throw our way! Supporting our TRANS FAMILY today at @panoramanyc !!!! #strongertogether #besties #slay #extra #themost #living Bright lights and Cityscapes and Landslides and Masquerades. Only two days left in my city before a month in the Midwest. I'm gonna miss you so much NYC! 🗽 #workingirl #choreographer #artist #croptop by @stormritterstudio Dancing at Pines Party was. so. DOPE!!! Thank you @johnalix and @dija030 for that sick choreo! Thank you @imanlecaire for being our stunning queen! And thank you @samjcahn @lowgy @justin.g.henry @kolinjerron @javi_amaya @zachfrank1 and @mileskeeney for being so damn ferocious! Will never forget this moment! #pinesparty #dancer #fem #werk #swishswish #fairy When I first met this incredibly beautiful Russian doll, I had just started my career as a group fitness instructor. I was fresh and she had been attended these classes for years so needless to say I was intimidated by her. She was actually in my very first class and approached me afterwards to tell me, in her stern Russian accent, that I did an ok job for my first time. Was that a compliment or a read? Since then, for 3 years, we've been inseparable, and I've been receiving complimentary reads the whole time. She is tough, dedicated, smart, strong, and one of the sweetest most caring people I've ever known. She makes me a better trainer and a better person and I'm beyond grateful to call her one of my closest friends. @rushleez thank you for your faith in me and your endless love!!! #lovemyjob #personaltrainer #besties #fitfam #feelingsappy #grateful Surrounding myself with people who literally and figuratively lift me up! 🏔 acting as current Queen of this man-mountain. Thank you @mikemethod for that amaaazing full body beat-down! #barrysbootcamp #boysboysboys #bawdy #bros #biceps 19 year-old AJ, why so serious?! #fbf #besilly #iliketolift You have the POWER to create your own happiness in any and every situation. You can actually CHOOSE to ALWAYS be happy! And your joy will bring joy to others. It just will! So don't take anything too seriously, be silly. Open yourself to connecting with everyone and be kind. And appreciate the awesome existence of yourself and the world around you, be grateful. It's gonna be a fantastic day, I just know it. #smile #giggle #chuckle #laugh #grin #glow ☀️😆

AJ grew up in Columbus, OH where he mastered advanced levels of acrobats when training as a competitive gymnast throughout his youth. He later attended The Ohio State University where he thrived in diversifying his physical arsenal. He split his time training technique in the Dance program and leading the Varsity Cheerleading Squad, an acrobatic intensive program. 

Prior to graduation, AJ extended his resume by taking off on tour with Bring It On: the Musical, as a Swing. His work on tour kept him onboard to be a part of the Original Broadway Cast of the Tony nominated show and was given the nickname “Super-Swing” by his cast. While on Broadway, he also worked with choreographer Peter Darling as the Assistant Acrobatics Coach for Matilda the Musical. 

AJ’s dedication to his degree took him back to Ohio State upon Bring It On’s end on Broadway, where he received his BFA in Dance Performance and Choreography, magna cum laude.

Since graduation, AJ has been back in NYC dancing and tumbling his heart out. Credits include Saturday Night Live, Grease Live FOX Upfront, DigiFest backup dancing for Frankie Grande, and as a Swing in the new Rockette show, New York Spring Spectacular.  

AJ’s hobbies include making silly noises, funny faces, and challenging people to thumb wars. Think you can beat him? Bring it. He would like to thank his family for all their love and support as he continues to chase his dreams.