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Professional Summary

Alicia Blanks is a Newark Native and is a strong advocate for the arts. She has been a part of the modeling, acting, and pageant industry for more than ten years.  She has completed her degree in dance performance and education from Georgian Court University in Lakewood New Jersey. Her passion for pageantry started after she won her first title, “Miss New Jersey American Coed Sweetheart” 2001. Alicia has been a title holder for many different pageant systems: Miss America, Teen of the Nation, East Coast USA, Miss Black New Jersey USA, America’s Perfect Miss, National American Miss and Miss New Jersey United States. Alicia created her own dance company in 2013 titled AMB DANCE THEATRE her company has performed at various locations in Newark NJ; Index Art Center, Fire House Station, Unity Day Festival, Newark YMCA, and National Night Out. She started the Miss Newark USA pageant for young girls in Newark NJ in 2018.  To promote strong, confident, and powerful women in Newark. 

Alicia has a dance studio in Newark NJ; focusing on young children offering an array of dance classes, workshops, and events.

Skills

Improvisation   Theatre    Special Events Choreography 

Social Media    Events Content    Fundraising    Creative Initiatives 

Print modeling   Zumba  Fitness  Dance 

Work Experience

2018-Present

Founder - Miss Newark USA

Founded in 2018 based in Newark NJ. A pageant system for young girls and women ages 5-30.

Professional training- interview skills, runway walk, public speaking, networking skills, building self confidence, community involvement.

2013-Present

Founder - AMB Dance Theatre 

Founded in 2013 based in Newark NJ. Working with young children and adults ages 4 and up.

Professional training- Ballet, Jazz, Modern, Hip-Hop, Acro, Zumba, Theatre, Modeling. 

1998-Present

Print/Commercial Model

Featured in Verizon, Nickelodeon, State farm, Burlington Coat Factory, Kmart Ad, Forensic Files, Glamour Magazine, People Magazine.

SAG/Aftra Union

Education

2023-2023

Georgian Court University 2013

Dance performance and education

Interests

Community involvement environmental issues  digital creative content pageants fitness vlogs blogs culture dance art building networks fashion.

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