AJ Maio of Barrington, Rhode Island, began his Ballet training with Festival Ballet Providence School under the direction of Mary Ann Mayer, Mindaugas Bauzys and Leticia Guerrero. He has attended summer programs with Festival Ballet Providence, Estonian National Ballet, the Roma Pryma Bohachevsky Ukrainian Dance Workshop, International Ballet Summer Intensive South Korea, and the Vaganova Academy.
In spring 2022, AJ graduated from the University of Utah with a B.F.A. in Ballet and a B.A. in Russian. While there, he performed roles including the Pas d’Esclave from Le Corsaire, Escamillo in Carmen, Jean de Brienne in Raymonda, Basilio in Don Quixote, Albrecht in Giselle, Arthur in La Vivandiere and, Alain in La Fille Mal Gardée. AJ also performed soloist roles in Sur Le Fil by Penny Saunders and Carmina Terra by Susan Jaffe.