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AJ was born and raised in Birmingham, AL. At the age of 6, he began to take clogging and tap class with his twin sisters. He began to tap competitively at Southeastern dance competitions. In 2001, AJ won Dance Masters of America's Junior Mr. Dance. After success in the dance world, his mother enrolled him in Birmingham's Red Mountain Theatre Company's summer intensive musical theatre workshop. He soon became a member of their Performing Ensemble. During his time with the company, AJ performed in The Wizard of Oz, Damn Yankees (Vernon), The Music Man (Winthrop), Gypsy (Yonkers), Bat Boy: The Musical, and Oliver, along with concerts with Rebecca Luker, George Dvorsky, Christiane Noll, Jason Robert Brown, Andrew Lippa, and David Friedman. He was awarded the Fannie Flagg Performing Arts Scholarship in 2006. In 2008, He began studying musical theatre at Point Park University. At school, AJ was involved in many productions, including his favorite, Enoch Snow in Rodger and Hammerstein's Carousel. During the summers between school years, he worked at West Virginia Public Theatre in various shows, including: High School Musical (Jock), Fiddler of the Roof (Bottle Dancer), Hairspray (Brad/Stewey), 42nd Street (Doctor/Ensemble), Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat (Zebulan), and Cats (Skimbleshanks). He has a passion for classic films and a personal collection of over 300 classic films on DVD. AJ is now a working actor based in New York City.