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 in 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, Gregory Dawson, and Maurya Kerr. He has performed overseas in Japan and China and danced with Philein/ZiRu productions, Maurya Kerr's tinypistol, and Dawson|Wallace Dance Project. Babatunji joined LINES Ballet in 2013. In 2015, he was honored with the Princess Grace Foundation – USA and Chris Hellman Dance awards.