AMB Dance Theatre
Alicia Marie Blanks was born on January 29th 1991; she has been a performer ever since. She loves to help others and lead any child in the right direction. Alicia started dancing at the age of three at Essex County College, from then on dance was her passion, she moved on to different dance schools such as Dance Work shop in Lyndhurst NJ, Just Dancin in Newark NJ, The Newark School of Arts in Newark NJ, and finally Garden State Ballet in Rutherford NJ.
During all of Alicia’s training she was also busy building her acting and modeling resume. Alicia started acting when she was six years old, she has been show cased in many commercials such as Verizon, Nickelodeon, and State Farm just to name a few. Alicia has also been in many magazines such as Pageantry Magazine and Seventeen Magazine. Alicia is also a dedicated pageant contestant she has won many titles throughout New Jersey. Alicia won her first title at the age of ten years old, Miss New Jersey American Coed Sweetheart 2001. Alicia’s most recent title was Miss Bergen County 2014 for the Miss America Education Foundation. Judging and being the mistress of ceremonies at pageants is something that Alicia does best, she has judged many pageants throughout New Jersey and New York.
Aside from the acting career it was at Garden State Ballet where Alicia truly found her passion for dancing. Alicia went on to college and received her Bachelor degree in Dance. She attended Georgian Court University in Lakewood NJ and received a huge amount of knowledge on how to become a professional dancer and create her own company. During her four years in college she was able to take classes on how to become an interior designer, start her own business, become an event coordinator and a program coordinator.
Now that she has graduated she has taken the world by storm; Alicia coordinated her first event at the Newark YMCA for the Annual Youth Basketball Awards dinner and has been working at the YMCA for two years as a group fitness instructor. Alicia now has her own company called AMB Dance Theatre; the main goal of this company is to showcase the arts in Newark, New Jersey through dance.