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AJ Blankenship



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! Exciting things comin up this month! The hustle game is so real right now and I freakin love it #babythisiswhatyoucamefor also #flexfriday #tattoo #dancer #personaltrainer #abs #yas This PILOBOLUS shoot was so dope today! Had a blast makin some crazy cool shadow dances with these crazy cool people. I'm so excited to be a part of the @pilobolus family! #dancer #moderndance #wigcap #shadow #nycdancers #bucketlist @terror.jr givin me all the vibes today. No better way to spend a Sunday. Just groovin w my main @ijpaget #pray #dance #sundayfunday πŸ™πŸΌπŸ‘―β€β™‚οΈ #tbt #livinlavish #extravaganza #flamboyancΓ© #teatime #eyebrows #yallthoughtiwaslyin #howbowdah HiiiiiiyyyAH!!! Trump and Sessions have started their attacks on the LGBTQ community by targeting Transgender Youth. TAKE ACTION!  Use this link to send a letter standing up for the transgender community!!! (Link also in Bio). https://act.hrc.org/ea-action/action?ea.client.id=1954&ea.campaign.id=64554&ea.url.id=858455  #hrc #lgbtq #lgbtpride #transgender #resist #united #standup #fight #hairflip #heels ALSO this photo by the amazing @robertriese_photography Happy 30th Birthday to my lifelong partner in crime and living room dance diva @nwise05 !!! This particular bit of documented #herstory should be imagined with pompoms in our hands. Why we don't own poms is suddenly a serious issue. Nate,  I love you more than you will ever understand. For real. It's stupid how much I freakin love you. Happy birthday!!! #bff #squirrelfriend #gay #birthdayboy #dirty30 #bestfriend #bestfriends #cheer HAPPY BIRTHDAY to my #soulsister @ijpaget !  You're a bright shining light in my life and you deserve the world bb! πŸŽ‚πŸ‘‘πŸŽ‡ ❀ #birthdayboy #bff #dirty30 #twirl #loveya #blessed #nycdancers @robertriese_photography thanks for all the love, Love πŸ–€  #dancer #personaltrainer #body #abs #blackandwhite #musicaltheatre #shredded #toned #fit #fitlife #nyctrainer #nycfit #nycdancers Thanks @smullen312 for an awesome class at @barrysbootcamp !!! Can't tell from this pic, but I was deeeaaadd after that workout. Also #bluesteel πŸ’€πŸ’ͺπŸ½πŸ‘πŸ½ ❀ #fitfam #barrysbootcamp #nycfitness #fitness #trainer #trainerlife #bodygoals #body All done 😬 #acrylicpainting #art #inspired #paint #artist #create #makinstuff # SNL last night with Kate McKinnon as Kellyanne Conway!!! Such a fun number to do! Such a real and sad topic bc ya know, Kellyanne Conway has lost her mind. You know when Cady Heron kept talking about word vomit? Kellyanne caught the bug. #alternativefacts #snl #katemckinnon  @slandrew yas! Face! Snaps! IMPROV! I sold my useless couch and now I have tons of room so of course I'm gonna daaaance! Improv goal: smooth/click. Probs maybs def more to come #improv #dance #moveyourbodygirl #explore #discover #create #art Miss if ya wanna use that line ya betta not start , whoooaaaa #thismiss #missyAF #shebites #meow but for real this is how I do the dishes 😬 #Ariel #whatchamacallit My favorite magazine to keep me company on my flight back to NYC ☺ @hifructosemag I mean come on

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.