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Designed to create versatile dancers who seek to continue dancing in college, on Broadway, or in a professional company. Students take weekly classes in ballet, contemporary, modern, jazz, partnering, and pointe. Pre-Professional Dance students also have the opportunity to audition for Axelrod Contemporary Ballet Theater's professional productions, rehearsing with APAA + AXCBT Director, Gabriel Chajnik, and the professional dancers of AXCBT.

APAA's Pre-Professional Dance Faculty (see below)



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A pre-professional dance intensive for ballet and contemporary dancers seeking artistic and technical growth.

Monday-Thursday, 1-6pm

Fridays 1-6pm


Summer Faculty:

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Seyong Kim
Teaching July 28
Roxey Ballet, Western Michigan University

Julie Caprio
Teaching July 22
Washington Ballet, Kansas City Ballet

Gabriel Chajnik
Resident Faculty
Director, AXCBT & APAA

Andrea Weber
Teaching July 25
The Merce Cunningham Trust

Lindsay Jorgensen
Olivia Miranda

Lindsay Jorgensen
Resident Faculty
AXCBT Dancer

Gilbert Bolden III
Teaching August 8 & 10
New York City Ballet

Nicolas de la Vega
Teaching July 18 & 19
Radio City Musical, Cabaret

Olivia Miranda
Resident Faculty
AXCBT Dancer

For all inquiries, contact our Academy Administrator at or give us a call (732)378-9948 


Summer Camp 2022

July 5–29 


week – $650

4 weeks – $2,500

Day Passes Available:

$150 for 9am-3pm

$75 for 9am-12pm or 12-3pm

Monday-Friday, 9am-3pm • Showcase on Friday, July 29 at 6:30pm

Directed by Primary Director, Wendy Roman, students will learn the ins and outs of the performing arts world! From dancing and singing to set design and costuming, APAA Primary Players Summer Camp is an all-encompassing program designed to help your star learn, grow, and shine! APAA Primary Director, Wendy Roman, treats each child's experience individually, helping students discover enjoyment in the arts.


Our Primary Players Camp runs every week Monday-Friday, 9am-3pm, offering weekly masterclasses with Broadway professionals in dance and musical theater in addition to classes like music, art, costume design, stage makeup, acting. In addition to their weekly performing arts classes, students will participate in weekly specials including Virtual Reality with OasisVRX, Flower Arrangements with Enchanted Blossoms, and Painting with artist Franki DeSaro.

At the end of the 4 weeks, students will perform in our Primary Players Showcase at Bell Works, demonstrating all they have learned!

Summer Faculty Includes:

Olivia Miranda
Lindsay Jorgensen

Alyssa Harris
(Ballet, Counselor)
AXCBT Dancer

Nicolas de la Vega
Radio City Musical,

Olivia Miranda
(Ballet, Contemporary, Partnering)
AXCBT Dancer

Lindsay Jorgensen
(Ballet, Contemporary, Partnering)
AXCBT Dancer

Not pictured:

Primary Director, Wendy Roman

Brianna Schoemer (Hip-Hop/Dance Team)

Heather Varley (Acting)

Michaela Greco (Rhythmic Gymnastics)


APAA Student Mentors (from left to right)

Simon Clissold – Tap

Giada Garcia – Dance, Acting

Sealth Grover – Acting

APAA Student Mentors assist Primary Director, Wendy Roman, and her faculty in teaching, insuring that each student receives individualized attention.

For all inquiries, contact our Academy Administrator at or give us a call (732)378-9948 
Musical Theate Cabaret Intensive


Cabaret Intensive

July 11- August 1


Pricing – $400

Ages 12+

Every Monday, 5-8pm • Showcase on Monday, August 1 at McLoone's Supper Club

Every Monday, students will study voice and acting with master teachers for three hours, working to create a spectacular Cabaret Night for August 1. 

Summer Faculty includes:


Gabrielle Stravelli
Two-Time MAC Award Winner/Vocal Artist
Teaching July 11

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Claire Leyden
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
Teaching July 18


Ross Lekites
Tina, Frozen
Teaching July 25

For all inquiries, contact our Academy Administrator at or give us a call (732)378-9948 

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