AJ Maio began his Ballet training with Festival Ballet Providence School. In the Spring of 2022, he graduated from the University of Utah with a B.F.A. in Ballet and a B.A. in Russian. While there, he performed lead roles from Le Corsaire, Carmen, Raymonda, Don Quixote, Giselle, La Vivandiere, Paquita and, La Fille Mal Gardée. AJ Joined Festival Ballet Providence in 2022 and has performed roles such as The Nutcracker and Trepak in Yury Yanowsky’s The Nutcracker, and Blue Bird in Sleeping Beauty. This is AJ’s second season with Ballet RI.