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BABATUNJI was born in Portland, Oregon but raised on the Big Island of Hawaii. He received his formal dance training from Center Stage Dance Studio and the University of Hawaii at Hilo before moving to San Francisco to train at the LINES Ballet Training Program on full scholarship. Babatunji has performed works by diverse choreographers such as Sidra Bell, Amanda Miller, and Alonzo King. He has performed all over the world and danced with company's such as Alonzo Kings Lines ballet, Philein/ZiRu productions, Maurya Kerr’s tinypistol, and Dawson|Wallace Dance Project. In 2015 Babatunji was given a Princess Grace as well as a Chris Hellman award for his achievements in dance.