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AJ Blankenship



πŸ‘†πŸ½ the face you make when you wash off the day's hustle. Exhausting AF, but damn does it feel good to know you can create and attack your own opportunities. #noexcuses #getatit #cantstopwontstop #incontrol #whatareyouwaitingfor #onelife #hustle Summer. City. Single. Set. fit FAM πŸ‘¨β€πŸ‘¨β€πŸ‘§β€πŸ‘¦ #soldiers #cantstopwontstop #bro @j.koeiman @matthewbondy @seanalexanderr @haydenmilanes @barrysbootcamp I love you mom more than ANYTHING in this world! You continue to help me grow and to become a better person everyday. You give me unconditional love and support and you always know how to lift me up. You truly believe in me even when I do not. You are my strength and you bring out the fighter in me. You are always positive and optimistic and you are the one who has given me that outlook on life. You are my best friend. I am eternally grateful for you. #happymothersday #iloveyoumom From the incredible talents of @robertoaraujophotography ! Not only an amazing photographer, but the sweetest person ever. I had the beeest time shooting with him. Thanks Love!! Ugh. Monday. ☺️ Feast your eyes #bonappetit @justin.g.henry #allthatyouwantboy @katyperry on repeat, can't help from makin some ogs #bestie Posed for Sketchy Saturday at @therapy_nyc today and @kenn_alan created this incredible sketch. #sogood #sketch #model #livemodel #art #sketchysaturday #body #gay B A L L E T  B A R R E  get it get it ugh ugh #dance #train #pullup #turnout #leghigher #pointharder #moregraceful #breath #bdc #maledancer #nycdancer #errday @switchplaygroundnyc = πŸŽ‰, ☠️, πŸ‘,πŸ’ͺ🏽 thanks @zackheld for bringing me in for a beat down! #toughaf #nycfit #switch #cardio #hiit #beachbody #fitness #shredded #lean #strength Working on core and shoulder strength endurance thru planks and handstands with one of the toughest women I've ever met @rushleez πŸ’ͺ🏽 #lovemyjob #fitfam #handstand #nyc #nycfit #strength #corestrength #trainer #cpt #nasm #shoulders #beachbody #leggo #beastmode #motivation #humpwednesday Hi Ci Ya Hold Tight  @robertriese_photography πŸ˜† Thank you @velizhanindance for kicking my ASS today! Big weight all day and then made me do this shit at the very end β˜ οΈπŸ’€β˜ οΈπŸ’€ Next time it's my turn to make  you cry. #fitfriends #gainz #beachbody #gay #deadlift #burnout #tmpl #balance The last 48 hours have been insane. Like, not in a good way. Quite awful really. But when someone tries to tear you down, to rip your soul right out of your shell,  you have to remind yourself that you are strong, beautiful, smart, and priceless. Thank you @rumble_boxing and @korymflores for giving me the place to find my strength and my self worth today. In the words of xtina, thanks for making me a fighterπŸ’₯ πŸ₯Š Grey day, grey AJ, okay? I've tried every remedy and nothin seems to work for me.  photo by my favorite @robertriese_photography #dancer #body #undies #acrobat #personaltrainer #blue #πŸ’™ #abs #legs #ham #dk #flashbackfriday to the fiercest lamp-ography EVER! Uugghhh I miss this show so much!!! @miamichaels created a truly magical show ✨ #radiocity @therockettes #vogue #dontjuststandthere #dance #nycdancers So I was in the process of writing a real caption for this, but a crazy homeless man just spit on me and started yelling at me for being white soooo I kinda lost my train of thought. But it doesn't really bother me. I don't know him but clearly things have been hard for him. Much harder than getting spit on I'm sure. Anyway, hope you like my photo! #thatsnewyork #racismisthepits #random #ohwell #dancer #acrobat #nycdancers #fitness #fitlife #nycfit # πŸ”₯BURNING out those triceps at the end of a session with these power med-ball throws. It's about speed, it's about height, it's about setting those arms on fire! And it's fun 😝 #personaltrainer #triceps #ilovemyclients #nycfitness #nyctrainer #bodygoals #burnout @rushleez is killing it per usual!

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.