Backstreet Boy AJ McLean On ‘DWTS’ Debut & Possibly Exploring His Sobriety Struggles Through Dance

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By Leena Tailor, ETCANADA.COM STAFF

Original Source: etcanada.com

AJ McLean was just five when he discovered a life-changing love for dance – dabbling in tap, hip hop, contemporary, ballet and jazz, while dreaming of one day strutting his stuff alongside Michael Jackson.

“Dance is something I wanted to do even more than singing growing up,” he tells ET Canada. “I danced for eight years and my dream was to be a backup dancer for Michael Jackson or Janet Jackson. That was my goal. I sang and acted on the side because I was doing musical theatre, but dancing was my number one passion.”

Life took a different turn at 14-years-old, when McLean joined the Backstreet Boys, a gig which “gifted” him the…click here to continue reading

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