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AJ Blankenship



Anything but black and white Refusing routine. Pursuing poutine. πŸ‡¨πŸ‡¦ OPENING NIGHT of Turandot at the Metropolitan Opera!!! So happy to be back doing acrobatics in this incredibly grand show! Be patient. 
Actively accept the process.
Continue confidently. Idk, maybe it’s a tie πŸ€·πŸ»β€β™€οΈ#bestfriend @ijpaget @lvbrazil came THRU today for Full Body SaturSLAY! Friends who slay together, stay together. Duh. And there’s still time to take advantage of our FRIENDS WITH BENEFITS promo at @barrysbootcamp ! Bring a new friend to class and you both get the next class for freeeee! Three more chances to catch me this weekend: .
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Saturday 4:30 Chelsea.
Sunday 2:00 &3:15 Tribeca Unafraid to be myself! ❀️I love to lift heavy weights and train like a monster and I also love to arch that back and live my sassy fantasies! I am colorful and so are you! Thank you to everyone who comes to slay with us! You always give your sassy side and that’s ferocious af. This nonesense happens every Thursday 6-7:30 @PMT Studio. Join the party! Andrew James Edward Blankenship ☺️ The lime to my tequila. The Rick to my Morty. The chocolate to my vanilla. You complete me baby. You goofy, handsome, sweet, charming man. #nationalboyfriendday πŸ‘¨β€β€οΈβ€πŸ’‹β€πŸ‘¨ πŸ’ƒπŸΌWe're here to LIVE! To get you out of your head and into your body. To remind you of just how ferocious πŸ‘πŸΌyou πŸ‘πŸΌareπŸ‘πŸΌ Join our Slay Sisterhood every Thursday at @pmthouseofdance 6-7:30p muah πŸ’‹ .
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@justin.g.henry #SlayJ #slaysisters #dance #fierce #jazzfunk #live #strikeapose When you know πŸ€ΈπŸ½β€β™€οΈ REASONS TO SMILE πŸ™‚: 1- it still feels like summer. 2- I snagged this photo before security kicked me off the fountain. 3- I'm teaching a ton at Barry's this week! Come smile and sweat with me!!
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TONIGHT 9/26 -  8pm UES
Thurs 9/28 -  5am Tribeca 
Fri 2/29 - 10:45am Tribeca 
Sat 2/30 - 8am & 2pm Tribeca 
Mon 10/2 - 5am Chelsea THANK YOU everyone who came to get sassy with us tonight at @pmthouseofdance !!! @justin.g.henry and I will be teaching fun fierce combos every Thursday 6-7:30! Come getcha life! 
@coltadamweiss @gogopup14 @chrisvannyc .
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#living #jazzfunk #dance #dancenyc #sassy #boysgroup #lovesosoft Mykonos Memories πŸ‡¬πŸ‡· #tbt to scanning for bouncers as I was hopping over the fence to dance on some speaker cases. total success. classic aj. @keonihudoba you are Fitness Yoda! Thank you for empowering me, guiding me, and straight up kicking my ass! I feel your love every time you walk in the room and I'm so grateful for your friendship ☺️ .
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#rolemodel #mentor #barrysbootcamp #fwb #fitfam #nyctrainer #barrys Lost in hope that I won't be found
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#daydreaming #getlost #adventure #nyc πŸ“· @tomdilandro I'm finally back in NYC and feeling more motivated and energized than ever! I know you feel it too. It's that time of year when you have that itch to really focus in, get to work, and  make. things.  happen. Come see my at @barrysbootcamp and let's make moves together! πŸ’ͺ🏼πŸ’₯
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Friday 7:50pm Chelsea 
Saturday 2:00 Tribeca//4:30 Chelsea .
#barrysbootcamp #reapwhatyousow #motivated #fallintofall #fitness #healthylifestyle #getafterit #noexcuses #goals #makingmoves #barrys #fitfam #body #flex My last day in Ohio! I can't WAIT to finally get back to the City. Been gone since July 29th. I miss my friends, I miss my Barry's, I miss my bed, I miss my man! And there's no time to ease back into NYC. Lots of classes to teach and rehearsals for the Met Opera start Tuesday! #busyboy #home #ohio #nyc #boss #newadventures #reapwhatyousow #fit #abs #personaltrainer #acrobat #dancer #barrysbootcamp But just imagine instead of a teddy bear it's @mynameisq πŸ˜‚#nationalteddybearday #boyfriend @carlyraejepsen #runawaywithme πŸŽ₯ @lisa_geeeeee we love to make silly videos #bff #goofballs There's bear..and then there's bare #nationalteddybearday

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.